I know this post seems rather silly. It's just a basic roast chicken recipe, but recently I posted a recipe for Chicken Tortilla soup. In the comments I noticed that one of the individuals asked what my recipe was for roast chicken. I had mentioned that sometimes I will roast a chicken the day before I make the soup and that the left over chicken will be used in the soup. Anyways, I wanted to share the way that I cook the chicken. It's SUUUUPPPPERRR easy! If you don't have a Crock pot, get one! I simply put it in the crock-pot. I like using the crock pot because it's hands free. I can turn it on and not have to worry about a thing. I follow this recipe from the Food network. I usually add the spices that I have on hand, but these will work.
4 teaspoons salt (per recipe reviews, 2 tsp is better) 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon white pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 large roasting chicken (with pop-up timer if possible) 1 cup chopped onion (optional)Directions:1 Put all the spices in a small bowl. 2 Clean the chicken. 3 Rub spice mixture onto the chicken. 4 Place in resealable plastic bag and refrigerate overnight. (I usually skip this step because I'm always in a hurry). 5 When ready to cook, put chopped onion in bottom of crock pot. 6 Add chicken. The food network says no liquid. To be honest I put a little bit of broth in the crock pot. I feel like it helps keep the chicken flavorful and juicy. It's your preference. 7 Cook on low 4-8 hours depending on the level on your crock pot. I usually cook it on low for around 6-8 hours depending on the crock pot.
When it comes to chicken and cooking it you can be extremely creative to make it flavorful.