Monday, November 4

Slowcooker Roasted Ranch Chicken


Slowcooker roast chicken is super hot in the blog world these days. I feel like every time I turn around there is a new version posted somewhere. I can see why it is so popular, it is the easiest, tastiest way to prepare moist roast chicken.

My family  and I have been pretty obsessed with this method for the last couple of years. We seriously pick those bones clean and have zero leftovers after dinner.

It's rather simple to prepare. You add a whole chicken into a  6qt crock pot. Thanks to a tip from a facebook follower, I now roll foil balls and place them under the chicken. This keeps the dark meat from turning into mush after rendering in those  juices for so long.  Pour woschishire sauce and lemon juice over the top, add a stick of butter for good measure, then some ranch seasoning. Set it and forget it.


Slow Cooker Roasted Ranch Chicken 

What you need:
  • 1 small Oven roaster chicken ( no bigger than 5-6lbs)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbs worcestershire  sauce
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 2 tbs ranch seasoning (I make my own. recipe found HERE
  • salt and pepper
  • aluminum foil
  • 6 qt slow cooker

Directions:
  1. Salt and pepper the inside and out of the your chicken. 
  2. Ball 4, 1 inch balls of aluminum foil up and place at the bottom of your slow cooker. 
  3. Place chicken in your slow cooker on top of foil balls. 
  4. Spread butter over the top and sides of the bird. Then drizzle with lemon juice, worcestershire sauce and sprinkle with ranch seasoning.
  5. Place top on the slow cooker and cook on high for about 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
  6. When ready to serve, carefully remove chicken from your slow cooker and place in a roasting pan. To do this I use the biggest tongs I have or some large spatulas. Make sure you have a prepared roasting pan sitting right next to the slow cooker. This chicken is really really tender if can fall apart if you are not careful.
  7. Place under the broiler (set on high) and broil until the skin starts to brown. Usually takes about 2-3 minutes for me. 
  8. Remove from oven and dig in!

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23 comments:

  1. I make the same chicken, over and over, in the crockpot. I NEED new ways to season it. Ranch sounds delicious!

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    1. We never get sick of it made like this!

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  2. I'm a tiny bit sad that 30 days of pumpkin is gone! But, I bet you are happy to be creating something new! Slow cooker roasted chicken is the way to go, my goodness it's beautiful!

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    1. How bad is it that I have nothing left to post?! I made this chicken months ago and just got the chance to blog it. My brain is still thinking of pumpkin...

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  3. This sounds fabulous. I am off to buy a bird to try it out. Thanks for the link to the buttermilk ranch dressing too.

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  4. This sounds fabulous. I am off to buy a bird to try it out. Thanks for the link to the buttermilk ranch dressing too.

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  5. This sounds fabulous. I am off to buy a bird to try it out. Thanks for the link to the buttermilk ranch dressing too.

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  6. This sounds fabulous. I am off to buy a bird to try it out. Thanks for the link to the buttermilk ranch dressing too.

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  7. Que delicioso!
    Kiss, Susana
    Nota: Ver o passatempo a decorrer no meu blog:
    http://tertuliadasusy.blogspot.pt/2013/11/crumble-de-marmelo-com-aveia-e-nozes.html

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  8. Freaking fantabulous! This works really well with individual pieces of chicken, too!

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  9. That's kind of amazing that it turns so brown, I have to try it!!

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  10. that skin looks AMAZING! I can;t wait to try it

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  11. Whoa! I can't believe the slow cooker roasts a chicken that perfectly and beautifully! I'm dying over that gorgeous crisp skin over here. One day, I myself will own one of these magical slow cookers and when I do, it'll be chicken city up in my home!

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  12. This has to happen. With my wacky work schedule, getting a real meal made during the week is a chore. Set it and forget it? That I can handle.

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  13. Just did my post and tagged you :-) Your recipe is what got me inspired!! Your recipe and chicken looks awesome. Thanks!!

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    1. Haha, you didn't have to tag me! There are so many recipes floating around for that chicken... your version looks super yummy.

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  14. Wow, this chicken is awesomesauce! I swear I can already taste it through your photos :) I love it!!

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  15. Do you put the chicken in crock pot breast side up or down?

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  16. Thawed not frozen chicken, yes?

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  17. We do the exact same thing with beef but no lemon. I can't wait to try the chicken.

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  18. This chicken has fantastic flavor. It's now one of my go-to recipes.

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  19. I am dying to try this! I just put it in my crockpot for dinner tonight. The family is excited and so am I. I honestly don't know what I would do without my slow cooker. I really enjoy cooking but there are days when I want to make a delicious meal but don't feel like putting the time in. This was just what I was looking for. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us!!

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