I have 9 months to get it right. What a better way to learn how to cook a turkey, then to start with my very own whole chicken.
For $7.12 you can have your own whole chicken! This will feed about 4 people. Buy fresh, not frozen so you don't have to worry about thawing it out. It's your first time cooking a chicken, make it as easy as possible. Beware: The neck and liver and guts are still inside the chicken. Yeah, I'm not a fan of cleaning out the inside of the chicken, that's just wrong, however someone has to do it. Don't forget to rinse your bird out, just fill the cavity up with water a few times to get it nice and clean.
You will need a crock pot for my recipe. No ovens here.
Rub the rosemary and oregano and garlic between the meat and the skin of the bird. Next cut up some slices of butted and stuff those in there as well.
Salt and pepper the outside of the bird and sprinkle the Cajun seasoning all over. Don't be shy here, give that bird some flavor. I also sprinkled some more rosemary ontop of the chicken.
Cook on low for 6-8 hrs (8-10 if you open the lid to inject the juices.) The skin's going to be slimy after it's cooked, it's nasty to the touch, however, it's okay! The trick to this recipe is you end up with a great crispy
Once you've cooked the chicken remove it from the crock pot and place it on a baking sheet skin side up. My Chicken was so juicy and tender it fell apart as I tried to remove it from the crock pot. This is perfectly fine, because it doesn't matter how it looks, long as it tastes good! Cook at 450 for 10 to 15 minutes or however long it takes to turn a crispy golden brown. Do not over cook, you don't want it to dry out.
Broccolini - Place spears on a cookie sheet. Drizzle EVOO all over the broccolini and mix it all up with some minced garlic. Place in the oven on 375 until it turns golden brown. This is so nutty and delicious. Thank You Rachel Ray.
Dinner is served. Simple and delicious. Hoping the turkey is going to be just as easy.