Hello fellow foodies,
So I had planned to cut up one of our meat chickens but it was a lot to conquer…they were each about 10lbs so we had one with friends and just cut the other in two and froze them.
I decided to cook one of the halves last night.
- 3-4lb whole chicken
- 1 white onion
- 1 lemon
- 1 ranch packet
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 5lb half chicken
- 1 red onion
- 3 halo oranges
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 packet of ranch
Basically with ranch, some type of citrus, onion and broth you’ll get good flavoring.
First poor the broth in the crockpot. If you have a small chicken you can stuff the citrus in the cavity. Ours was in half so I just made a rack of citrus for it to sit on. Rub the ranch seasoning all over the chicken. Layer the onions around the chicken. Close the lid and let cook on low.
I always prefer to cook it on low for 6-8hrs. Ours is usually ready in 5.5hrs. It was a little pink still when I checked it before the 5hr mark.
My son was super anxious to eat this chicken all day so sorry for the lack of pictures! Kid approved 😉
Serve it with your favorite roasted veggies or fruit and salad.