David's Southern Chicken Crock Pot Recipe
Remember our parents cooking with a Crock Pot? Well, here's something I made up today leveraging the magical power of one said device (while job hunting... ah, the fun). Anyway, two words: 'De-licious'.. Ok, so that's one word, but yeah, it's awesome! It's actually a fusion of several different recipes plus stuff I added because I thought it would taste even better. And it did. Ha! Enjoy!
- One Whole Chicken
- Package of frozen Black-Eyed Peas
- 1/2 large purple onion
(cut in 1/2 inch sections)
- 1/2 large Garlic clove (cut into quarter inch dices)
- Cup of Cherry Tomatoes
- 1/2 Green Apple
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 5 tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 4 slices of smoked or black pepper
- 1/4 cup of Heifenwiezen beer
- 1/4 cup of chicken broth
- 2 Tablespoons of Old Bay
- 3 Tablespoons of Italian Salt Rub mix
- 2 Tablespoons of Black Pepper
Cover bottom of crock pot with olive oil and drop whole chicken in. Slide slices of green apple into cavity. Pour oil and rub butter all over chicken, add spices and seasonings over all chicken area. Pour in peas, cut garlic, onions, beer and broth around chicken. Place Bacon stripes around chicken.
Options: Add a shot or two of Triple Sec and/or a couple packets of Taco Bell Hot Sauce.
Place on High for 4 hours and low for 2-3 hours to complete.