So this is what we feasted on tonight…chicken with caramelized onions and honey roasted red potatoes on the side. I’m all about buying what’s on sale and Earth Fare had a coupon out to get a whole chicken for $1 per pound. So I got this 5 pound chicken for $5! How awesome is that?!
Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:
- 4-5 pound all-natural whole chicken, giblets removed
- 2 onions
- 1 bulb of garlic
- organic soy sauce
- sage, rosemary, and thyme
- ground black pepper
Chop the onion into quarter-sized pieces and peel the garlic. Spray the inside of your slow cooker with all-natural cooking oil. I used Spectrum Canola Oil. Next, put some of your onions into the bottom of your slow cooker, separating the pieces as you put them in. Place a few cloves of garlic with the onions, and sprinkle with sage, thyme, and rosemary.
Next, prop your chicken against the side with the cavity facing up, so you can stuff it. Sprinkle pepper, thyme, rosemary, and sage into the cavity, then stuff with onions and garlic and pour in your soy sauce.
Now lay your chicken breast side down in the slow cooker, and sprinkle with herbs. Put the lid on, and cook for 5-6 hours on low. I bought a meat thermometer this weekend, so I used that to make sure it was fully cooked before I took my chicken out. Here’s what it looked like after about 5 and a half hours…
Next, I topped it with some of my caramelized onions from the bottom of the slow cooker. Then I took the rest of my onions out with a slotted spoon and strained the broth from the bottom into separate bowls.
That’s it! It’s as simple as that!
You’ll want to start working on your potatoes about an hour before your chicken will be ready. Here’s what you’ll need for the honey roasted red potatoes recipe:
- 1 pound red potatoes, quartered (make sure they are non-GMO)
- 4 Tbsp diced onion
- 2 Tbsp melted organic butter
- 1 Tbsp organic honey
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with all-natural cooking spray. Lay quartered potatoes on the bottom of your baking dish and sprinkle onions on top. Next, combine melted butter, honey, dry mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl, and drizzle on your potatoes. Put in the oven for 35 minutes, stirring about halfway through. After 35 minutes, my potatoes were not quite soft enough, so I put my oven on 400 degrees and put them back in for another 15 minutes. Every oven is going to be different though, so taste test a piece after 35 minutes and decide for yourself if they need to be in for longer or not.
With only two of us, this amount provided leftovers, so we will be able to enjoy this for the next couple of days, which is great!
Where I got these recipes:
Chicken recipe from: http://www.theyummylife.com/Slow_Cooker_Whole_Chicken
Red potatoes recipe from: http://www.piarecipes.com/2012/11/honey-roasted-red-potatoes.html