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    Chicken in a Pot
SUBMITTED BY:  susan
Category: Chicken

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INGREDIENTS
3 lb whole chicken
2 carrots, sliced
2 onions, sliced
2 celery stalks with leaves,
1 ts basil
2 ts salt
1/2 ts black pepper
1/2 c chicken broth or wine

DIRECTIONS
Put carrots, onions, and celery in bottom of CROCK-POT. Add whole chicken. Top with salt, pepper, liquid. Sprinkle basil over top. Cover and cook until done-low 8 to 10 hours. (High 3 to 4 hours, using 1 cup water). Remove chicken and vegetables with spatula. I would suggest thawing chicken before cooking in the crockpot for sure--I don't think it would be safe to let it go from frozen to cooked over such a long period of time.


REVIEWS
  Reviewed by Kate
This was such a delicious, economical dinner - the smallest chicken I could find was 4.85 lbs, and it cost $4.85 - seriously! I don't think I'll ever buy frozen chicken tenders again (at $19 a bag!) Tomorrow I'm using the leftover chicken to make white chicken chili http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-white-chicken-chili-114789 - it literally fell off the bones, and was incredible. I made it as directed. Next time I'll put in more carrots because I LOVE cooked carrots and they were SO delicious, I could have eaten at LEAST five more of them :) Great recipe - thanks!!!
  Reviewed by Chefette
I found this recipe very easy but a bit bland and lacking flavor. I am going to try it next time with a cream sauce.
  Reviewed by celestial
This was both my first time using a slow cooker, and my first time cooking a whole chicken, so I entered the endeavor with a bit of trepidation. I wasn't expecting anything great. But WOW, this is the best and easiest chicken I've ever made! It took literally 5 minutes to prep and was so moist and flavorful. My "frozen chicken breast tenders" days are OVER-- this is way tastier and cheaper, too.
  Reviewed by italiangirl
I am now living in Italy and just got my slow cooker! This was the first recipe I tried and it turned out amazing!! Even my husband (who was hesitant about slow cookers, being italian and all) loved it!!Thank you Susan your recipes are great and easy to follow; especially for a non experienced chef (aka mother of three) to ed it)alittle
  Reviewed by Kumy
Only my second attempt at slow cookin this recipe was really good. I have a 6 qt. slow cooker and got a 5lb chicken. It turned out so tender that it was hard to get out of the pot without it falling apart! And it was juicy and delicious. Give this recipe a try if your looking for something simple to cook and very little prep work.
  Reviewed by ChefBoyd
wow so easy to prepare, the meat just fell off the bones yum.
  Reviewed by tendim
I mixed some thyme in with this as well, and used whole pepper grains. Using the 4 hour setting with a full cup of water and a full can of broth, the chicken came out great. Less than 10 minutes to prep and enough food for my lunches for a week!
  Reviewed by bisone
I tried this recipe and it was great. It was my first time using a slow cooker.

 
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