Saturday, January 23, 2010

Favorite Chicken

(I obviously need to practice my food photography skills)

Favorite Chicken
(As named by The Crock Pot Recipe Collection, not us)
  • 1 whole chicken (about 3 lbs) cut into pieces
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 3 to 4 medium potatoes, cut into slices
  • 1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth
Place chicken, onion, celery, carrots, seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder and poultry seasoning in 4 1/2-quart Crock Pot slow cooker. Top with potatoes. Add broth. Cover; cook on HIGH 30 minutes. Reduce heat to LOW, cook for 6-8 hours.
Makes 4 servings
Source: Crock Pot Ultimate Recipe Collection

The Verdict:
  • We used chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken. It worked fine, but the 6 hour cook time left it a little too done. Luckily The Critic never met a piece of chicken he couldn't fix with ketchup, and he was fine.
  • The potatoes were...weird. We ate them, but The Critic suggested that next time we cut them into larger pieces so they weren't as soggy. (For what it's worth, HE was the one who cut the potatoes, so he couldn't really complain).
  • I hate when recipes use vague terms like "poultry seasoning." I went to the grocery store. I stood in the spice aisle. For like 20 minutes. There are all kinds of seasonings. There's grill seasonings, and steak rubs, but nothing that clearly says "poultry seasoning" (and yes, I used my intelligence and also looked for something called "chicken seasoning.") We ended up using Lawry's(r) seasoned salt. I argued that this is not "poultry seasoning," but would fall under "seasoned salt". The Critic pointed out that we put it on chicken, which makes it poultry seasoning. In the end, the Lawry's took the place of both.
  • This made for good leftovers. They were more along the lines of chicken soup, but it was good nontheless.
(It looks like a big, soggy mess. Don't let looks deceive)

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