12 Responses to “Sunday Dinner: Crockpot “roast” chicken, gravy and my favorite homemade salad dressing”

  1. Erin the Innocent December 3, 2006 at 11:48 AM #

    This sounds good. 🙂 I think I’ll give it a try. For some reason I don’t ever really use my crock pot. I’m going to have to start doing that.

  2. May December 3, 2006 at 12:22 PM #


    Because it’s wrong if I don’t tweak a recipe, I think you might be able to get a crisp skin on that chicken if you used oil (for more flavor you can infuse it first) or clarified butter instead.

  3. Angie December 3, 2006 at 12:46 PM #

    Well, the chicken does get a crisp skin on the top with the butter spread on it, so feel free to tweak it, but it’s already getting a crisp skin so it’s not really changing anything 😉

  4. Angie December 3, 2006 at 12:47 PM #

    Oh, and because of the process of cooking in the crockpot breastdown, you don’t need to infuse it. The crockpot creates a steam oven in a way, and infuses the darker meat, while all of the juices run into the breast and do it’s own infusing. That’s why this chicken ends up so flavorful, the combination of those two things.

  5. May December 3, 2006 at 1:24 PM #


    Because moisture usually means a Not Crisp skin, and butter contains moisture.

    I must try this. Your pot isn’t a magic pot that provides you with crisp skin anyway, is it?

  6. Angie December 3, 2006 at 1:28 PM #

    *snort* I don’t think so, but it probably helps that I take all the drippings out the last 30 minutes and finish cooking with the cover cocked to allow moisture to escape.

    I guess the beauty in this recipe is the simplicity. Tweak it too much and you defeat the purpose of the fact that you have to do basically nothing to it and still have an awesome meal.

  7. Jaci Burton December 3, 2006 at 1:59 PM #

    and it just so happens i’m going to the grocery store today

    this sounds so good! :chicken:

  8. Jacki Frank December 3, 2006 at 7:38 PM #

    This is great! I was just searching my low card cookbooks for a recipe for a WHOLE chicken (not cut up) and voila! Angie provides. I am trying this ASACD (as soon as chicken defrosts) :cheer:

  9. Kelly December 4, 2006 at 9:43 AM #

    This sounds really good…I still have to make out my menu & grocery list for this week so I’m going to add a whole chicken and soup mix to the list… :giggle:

    Thanks Angie.


  10. Colleen Gleason December 4, 2006 at 2:19 PM #

    Delicious! Sounds fabulous. Thanks for the recipe.

    My husband loves anything that’s been cooked in a crock pot.

  11. Larissa December 7, 2006 at 8:55 PM #

    I LOVE the crockpot!!! I have like, 5 crockpot cookbooks. 🙂 I’m a vegetarian, but I still have to cook for my non-veggie family, so I love recipes like this–and it looks awesome!


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