I’m Back – Whole Chicken & Vegetables in Slow Cooker

by Destini on August 13, 2012

WHOOHOO I am back! Not 100% healthy yet, but I don’t feel like death anymore.  Big giant positive! This past Saturday I celebrated my 29th Birthday. It was fantastic! I am surrounded by some amazing people and can’t get over how fortunate I am!<3 <3 <3

Love my friends!

Now onto the yummys! This is now a Sunday staple in my home. I spruce it up differently or just have it the way it is below. It is sooooo delicious and so simple that I feel like I win each time. My Sunday’s can be quite crazy, and honestly this has made them relaxing the way they should be. Every Saturday we go to our local farmers market and pick up some free range whole chickens and this dish is a perfect use for them :)

Ingredients:

  • 2-3lb Whole Chicken
  • 1lb of baby potatoes
  • 2 large carrots chopped into 2 inch pieces or 1/2lb of baby carrots
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped into 2inch pieces
  • 2t of dried thyme
  • 1t sea salt
  • 1t ground black pepper
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 6-8 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/2c low sodium chicken broth

Directions: Wash whole chicken with water, remove bag if inside the chicken, in a small bowl mix all the dried spice and rub all over chicken, take all the sprigs of thyme but three and place inside the chicken, place chicken into preheated slow cooker on high, add all the veggies and garlic, pour chicken broth on top and place the remaining sprigs of thyme on top. Cover and leave on high for 4 – 4 1/2 hours.

It just fall’s off the bone

One pot meals are my favorite

I take the juice left over and make some amazing gravy with it. The juice is all seasoned from the spices :)

Lot’s of things going on with the blog lately, fun exciting new announcements coming real soon. Time to go catch up on Big Brother and relax. Still recovering from being sick :(

Question: What was the best birthday you have ever had? What do you have planned for your 30th? Or if you are already over 30, what did you do? Any big plans? We are doing Vegas baby!

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