Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Slow Cooker Chicken

We don't eat chicken* much anymore. For those times when I'm really craving chicken we only buy organic, pastured chickens.  Here's a recipe I adapted from Everyday Paleo.

1 5-6 lb free range organic chicken - giblets removed, rinsed, and patted dry with paper towels
1 white onion sliced
 Everyday Paleo
1 tsp sea salt
1 pinch cayenne
1 tsp pepper
1 T sage
3-4 cloves crushed garlic, depending on how much you like garlic

Cover the bottom of the slow cooker with the sliced onions.  Mix all spices in a small bowl and then rub the spice mixture all over the whole chicken.  If you don't have some of these spices on hand, be creative and use what is in your arsenal.  Place the spiced chicken on top of the onions in the slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours (depending on your slow cooker).  No need for any liquid, the chicken will cook in its own juices. 

After I pulled the chicken out of the slow cooker I added some broth to the onions and blended them together with my immersion blender.  It made a nice sauce to pour over the chicken.  I served my chicken with rice, the onion sauce, and garlic green beans - Yum!

Family rating: 2 thumbs up and keep the recipe!

 *Chicken is high in unhealthy polyunsaturated fats that oxidize easily during cooking and promote oxidative stress inside the body, making chicken low on the scale of protein choices.  Chicken and turkey should be eaten sparingly.


  1. I'm making this today, with a few variations because of what I have on hand. ;)

    1. yay! let me know what y'all think and thanks for the love.