Can I roast a chicken in a crockpot?

Can I roast a chicken in a crockpot?

Joined: April 18th, 2005, 1:12 am

January 30th, 2008, 3:57 am #1

Gee, thanks to LG I am now contemplating ways to use my crockpot. My grocery had whole chickens on special today for a very low price, limit 3 of which I partook. I want a poulet rôti - if I don't put any liquid in the crockpot, would a chicken roast?
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Joined: August 21st, 2003, 2:58 am

January 30th, 2008, 4:07 am #2

but I've done this before (from the Rival crockpot recipe book) and it's easy and good.

Roasted Herbed Chicken with Lemon

Ingredients:
1 whole chicken (2 to3 lbs)
1 lemon, cut into wedges
2 tbs fresh rosemary
10 cloves garlic
1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
1 small pat butter or margarine, melted
Small, red potatoes (qty as desired), cubed
Fresh green beans (qty as desired)
Salt and pepper to taste


Directions:
Clean the chicken and pat dry. Add chicken to the stoneware. Drizzle the chicken with butter and then rub with garlic and sprinkle with salt and pepper as desired. Add the garlic, wine, and red potatoes to the stoneware. Add the green beans on top of the potatoes and sprinkle the rosemary on top of the chicken and green beans. Garnish the top of the chicken with lemon wedges as desired. Cook on High 4 hours, or on Low 7-8 hours.



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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 1:12 am

January 30th, 2008, 4:12 am #3

Thanks for the quick response. I am going to do it dry because when you do one in the oven, you don't want any liquid because it causes steaming rather than roasting. I will season it in the French way - salt, pepper and herbes de Provence.
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Joined: March 8th, 2004, 4:36 pm

January 30th, 2008, 4:13 am #4

Gee, thanks to LG I am now contemplating ways to use my crockpot. My grocery had whole chickens on special today for a very low price, limit 3 of which I partook. I want a poulet rôti - if I don't put any liquid in the crockpot, would a chicken roast?
They tend to produce liquid. That's why a thickener is good in their gravies. All that steam stays in there.

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January 30th, 2008, 4:14 am #5

Gee, thanks to LG I am now contemplating ways to use my crockpot. My grocery had whole chickens on special today for a very low price, limit 3 of which I partook. I want a poulet rôti - if I don't put any liquid in the crockpot, would a chicken roast?
I think it might be a good idea to put some kind of a rack in the bottom so the chicken won't be sitting in the greasy drippings as it cooks.

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January 30th, 2008, 4:18 am #6

I would use one if I were cooking it in the oven, so I should use a rack in the crockpot too. Thanks for reminding me of that!
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January 30th, 2008, 4:19 am #7

They tend to produce liquid. That's why a thickener is good in their gravies. All that steam stays in there.

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if I dry the chicken good inside and out and use absolutely no liquid? True roasted chicken does not even use butter or oil. What do you think?
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January 30th, 2008, 5:06 am #8

It will be interesting to see. The fat may melt into something, too. Schmaltz is liquid. It's unnatural to not want gravy you know.

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Joined: March 28th, 2005, 4:14 pm

January 30th, 2008, 7:52 am #9

I would use one if I were cooking it in the oven, so I should use a rack in the crockpot too. Thanks for reminding me of that!
I had always heard you had to use a liquid when cooking in a crock pot.
Many warnings to use enough liquid too.

That is exactly a peave of mine about crockpots, because I like roasted, not steamed.
And probably why I am in love with my pizza stone for cooking!

Can you really safely use a Crock Pot without any liquid at all? Very little liquid?
Please someone tell me the score!


Isabella

p.s. what kinda tiny rack do you have that would fit in a crock pot?
both of mine would definitely not fit in my 6qt oval.

Schatze, I believe I remember you saying once you had a West Bend slow cooker.
I remember that appliance fondly. I had it for many moons. Won it when I was a Tupperware Lady!
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January 30th, 2008, 11:14 am #10

It will be interesting to see. The fat may melt into something, too. Schmaltz is liquid. It's unnatural to not want gravy you know.

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I'm picturing soggy, but what do I know? I've never cooked a whole chicken in a crockpot.

IM, this could be a very interesting science experiment indeed! Let us know how it turns out.

PaulaRat
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