Southwest crockpot chicken 237

Southwest Crock Pot Chicken

September 3, 2014Danita

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I love cookbooks and have a HUGE collection.  In fact, my husband just bought me a new e-cookbook last week.  

I only have one problem…I seldom like to try new recipes.

I know, a little crazy, but I guess I’m just a creature of habit.  I tend to make the same things all the time.  

My husband on the other hand, loves trying new recipes…which may have contributed to the collection of cookbooks. Every now and then he’ll peruse through them and pick out something with a really great picture (because he knows I’m more likely to make it if I can see it first) and say something to the effect of, “Hey, that looks like it might be good”….being interpreted, “I think it’s time to branch out, what about making this?”

That’s how I came to make this Southwest Crock Pot Chicken.  It came from a great cookbook called Southwest Slow Cooking.  The chicken turned out really well and it makes a great one dish meal.  I think next time I will try adding a few carrots to round out the veggies.  

One last thing before we get to the recipe.  It calls for one medium-sized roasting chicken, which is what I thought I was buying.  You’ll understand when you see the pictures, but this was quite possibly the scrawniest chicken I’ve ever seen…so feel free to laugh at my poor, sad little excuse for a “medium-sized” roaster.  The good news is, it tasted great.

Here’s the Recipe:

1 medium-sized roasting chicken

1 Tbsp olive oil

1-1 1/2 Tbsp Rosemary (or 2 sprigs fresh)

10 cloves garlic – peeled and left whole

1 large onion, cut into 8 pieces

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cayenne

5 medium potatoes, cut in large cubes

1 tsp dried sage

1/2 cup white wine (I used cooking wine) 

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 lemon

string to tie chicken

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Go ahead, laugh at my poor scrawny chicken

Remove any giblets from inside of chicken and rinse with cold water

Heat oil in skillet and lightly brown chicken on all sides

Place about half the rosemary (or 1 sprig if using fresh), 4 cloves garlic and half the onion inside the cavity of chicken

Tie legs together and sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne.  

Set aside

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Place potatoes, sage, remaining garlic and onion in bottom of crock pot

Sprinkle with remaining rosemary (or add sprig of fresh)

Stir in wine and broth

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Put chicken in crock pot on top of potatoes and squeeze the juice of one lemon over chicken

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Cover and cook on low 8-9 hours.

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Remove from crock pot and drizzle with juice

Garnish with lemon slices before serving

I really should try new recipes more often!

Southwest Crock Pot Chicken
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Ingredients
  1. 1 medium-sized roasting chicken
  2. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  3. 1-1 1/2 Tbsp rosemary (or 2 sprigs fresh)
  4. 10 cloves garlic - peeled and left whole
  5. 1 large onion, cut into 8 pieces
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 1/2 tsp pepper
  8. 1 tsp paprika
  9. 1 tsp cayenne
  10. 5 medium potatoes, cut in large cubes
  11. 1 tsp dried sage
  12. 1/2 cup white wine (I used cooking wine)
  13. 1/2 cup chicken broth
  14. 1 lemon
  15. string to tie chicken
Instructions
  1. Remove any giblets from inside of chicken and rinse with cold water
  2. Heat oil in skillet and lightly brown chicken on all sides
  3. Place about half the rosemary (or 1 sprig if using fresh), 4 cloves garlic and half the onion inside the cavity of chicken
  4. Tie legs together and sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne.
  5. Set aside
  6. Place potatoes, sage, remaining garlic and onion in bottom of crock pot
  7. Sprinkle with remaining rosemary (or add sprig of fresh)
  8. Stir in wine and broth
  9. Put chicken in crock pot on top of potatoes and squeeze the juice of one lemon over chicken
  10. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours
  11. Remove from crock pot and drizzle with juice
  12. Garnish with lemon slices before serving
Adapted from Southwest Slow Cooking
Adapted from Southwest Slow Cooking
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25 Comments

  • sdaigneault2

    September 20, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    That looks delish! Pinning!

  • Sojourner Williams

    September 4, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    This looks delicious. I have a poor scrawny looking chicken just hanging out in my freezer right now. I’m going to try this for dinner tomorrow. Thanks for the post 🙂

    1. Danita

      September 4, 2014 at 4:02 PM

      Great! I’d love to hear how it turns out.

  • Teresa Mccluskey

    September 4, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Oh my tummy is talking to me now! It wants some of this!

  • Tamika from Parent Xpress

    September 3, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    I love a good one pot meal. I’ll be trying this once everything slows down for me over here.

  • maggiesblog2

    September 3, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Could you use just chicken breast with this? I’m not a fan of chicken on the bone!

    1. Danita

      September 3, 2014 at 9:41 PM

      I haven’t tried it but you could probably use boneless chicken breasts, although you wouldn’t want to cook it nearly as long. The boneless dry out much faster.

  • Mystarlight

    September 3, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Yummy! I wish that was at my table tonight! Probably my whole family wishes that was on the table! I will have to try and make this !

  • Tanya Coffman

    September 3, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Not only does this recipe sound great, but it looks great too! Thanks for sharing!

  • Debbie Jean McMullen

    September 3, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    That looks great! I tried cooking whole chicken in the slow cooker for the first time this summer – it was awesome!

  • madisonwetherill

    September 3, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    I just made a whole chicken in a crock pot the other day actually! I am curious, what does browning the chicken before you put it in the crock pot do? Is it just to give the outside a little crisp? I’m excited to try this recipe!!

    1. Danita

      September 3, 2014 at 9:43 PM

      Yes, it gives it a little crisp and a nice look. Chicken in the crockpot can look a little “pasty” sometimes. Browning can also help seal in the juices before baking or cooking in the crockpot. Thanks for stopping by.

  • MrsTee

    September 3, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    I love that the chicken is seared first…this looks really tasty!

  • Yona Williams

    September 3, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    This is something my Mom would most likely make…I will pass this on to her. I WANT those potatoes though!

  • bri

    September 3, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Wow! I know what I am making tonight.

  • Naturally Stellar

    September 3, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Yup it’s about time to take out my crockpot! I love slow cooker recipes and chicken that falls off the bone.

  • Lavende & Lemonade

    September 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    I love chicken with garlic and rosemary, so this looks like a great recipe for us!

  • Heather @ Divas Run for BLing

    September 3, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    This looks very yummy. This time of year I am always looking for a new crockpot recipe! Thanks for sharing

  • Liz Mays

    September 3, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    It looks delicious, and I don’t think it’s scrawny looking at all!

  • mybigfathappylife

    September 3, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    This sounds so good! I love finding new crock-pot recipes to try.

  • logancan

    September 3, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    This sounds really good. I will definitely be adding it to my recipes. Thank you!

  • Team Southerland

    September 3, 2014 at 7:27 AM

    That looks really yummy!

  • Shirley @Intelligent Domestications

    September 3, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    Danita, this looks so good I Pinned it BEFORE commenting. I will definitely be making this for the husband. He enjoys cook much like your husband does. Mine likes to bake more than anything. It is fun to share the kitchen with the hubs, sometimes. Hope you will come over and share this with us at Home Matters Linky!

    1. Danita

      September 3, 2014 at 7:33 AM

      Thanks for the invite Shirley! I’ll stop by and check it out. Have a blessed week and thanks for stopping by!

  • Masshole Mommy

    September 3, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    I am a BIG fan of cooking with my crockpot and this sounds absolutely delicious!

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