Recipe Revisit from June 18, 2013
I don’t live in a town where you can pick up a really healthy rotisserie style chicken at the grocery. Have you read the ingredient labels on those things? some are bad, and some are worse. So, I tried to make this happen at home, as easily as possible. I think I got it right, because Ger ate 2 huge platefuls of this (and spaghetti squash with marinara, cherry tomatoes, and portobello mushrooms) and said, “Oh! It was SO GOOD I ate TOO MUCH!” That’s music to my ears. So, here’s what I did:
I rubbed the inside of my crock pot with coconut oil.
I sprinkled the bottom of the crock pot with a little sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, red pepper, and oregano, and a LOT of smoked paprika.
I rinsed one big organic chicken and took out the inner paper thing. I patted the chicken dry and put it into the crock pot, like the photo, along with the liver and gizzard for Daisy, my paleo jack russell terrier.
Next, I sprinkled the top of the chicken with all the same spices that I’d just used in the bottom of the crock pot, in the same amounts. I didn’t measure, but you can see from the photo that I used a LOT of smoked paprika.
I added 1 TBSP of water. That’s it. I put the lid on and cooked it on low all day, more than 8 hours and it was delicious. It may be SO GOOD YOU EAT TOO MUCH, TOO.
There’s Ger on the left. I loved those purple shorts. It was a great memory when Ger was called a “big dog” when the Crossfit site posted this photo and said “The Big dogs praying before Event 5.” You recognize those guys, right?
Here’s the macro info for the chicken. ALSO, Click here to make chicken bone broth from this chicken, too!
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 13 g||20 %|
|Saturated Fat 4 g||20 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 150 mg||50 %|
|Sodium 1275 mg||53 %|
|Potassium 5 mg||0 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 2 g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0 g||0 %|
|Sugars 0 g|
|Protein 38 g||76 %|
|Vitamin A||7 %|
|Vitamin C||4 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|