|A pretty unflattering photo...I look old around the eyes!|
Definitely sunglasses next time!
For this recipe I used:
I whole chicken, washed and patted dry
3 bulbs of garlic, peeled
2 small cooking onions, peeled and cut into large chunks
lots of Italian seasoning
1 1/2 lemons
Other than the garlic, onions and lemon, I didn't measure anything. I washed and dried the chicken, layered the peeled garlic (minus about 6 cloves) and the chunked onion (minus about 1/2 an onion) in the bottom of my slow cooker. I rubbed the chicken generously with Italian seasoning and sprinkled it with Half salt and pepper to taste. I placed the remaining garlic and onions in the cavity of the bird, along with a generous amount of Italian seasoning. I put the chicken in the slow cooker on top of the garlic and onions. Then I cut the lemons in half and squeezed them over the chicken. I placed the lemon halves inside the slow cooker and managed to stuff one half a lemon in the cavity of the bird. I set it on low for 6 hours and took my son out for the remainder of the afternoon. When we got home, my house smelled AMAZING. I love garlic and lemon. My two absolute favourite things! When the cooking time was up, I took the chicken out and let rest on a plate. I removed all the skin and bones and shredded it, but DID NOT return it to the crock pot (as done in the original recipe). Instead I made this Spicy Baby Bok Choy recipe, exactly as described, and served the shredded chicken on top of it. It was mighty tasty and I'm happy to have left overs for tomorrow.
So there you have it! The meat was so flavorful because of all the garlic, onion and lemon. Even though I didn't eat any of the crock pot ingredients, all the flavors together worked really well. And the liquid from the bok choy kept the meat moist. Looking forward to doing it again, I have an abundance of whole chickens in my freezer. There was a good sale about a month ago. Enjoy!