This DIY Rotisserie chicken tastes similar to a chicken you would pick up from the grocery store on a busy night. Also, It can be prepped and placed in a slow cooker in less time than it would take you to buy a chicken at the store. You get a bigger chicken that tastes even better!
Don’t know what to make for dinner? Is it going to be a pizza night? Peanut butter and jelly? Or will you run into your local grocery store and pick up one of those AMAZING smelling rotisserie chickens? Picking up a Rotisserie chicken is a better alternative to pizza or fast food. But Rotisserie chickens are usually small and overpriced. ( I usually at least make some homemade chicken broth with ours…… but still) Last winter, my mother in law was visiting, and she noticed a particular spice in my cabinet.
Greek seasoning. I have always had this seasoning on hand, mostly because my mom always had this spice on hand.
But anyhow. My mother in law informed me that if I wanted to make a chicken taste like those yummy Rotisserie chickens from the grocery store, just rub this spice all over a chicken. I have had this dinner idea in the back of my mind for a while, so I was happy when I finally decided to try it. Last week, whole chickens were on sale. Even though I am used to cooking with chicken breasts, I decided I wanted to try this out. I got a very large chicken for a great price!
DIY Rotisserie Chicken ( Slow Cooker Recipe)
Ingredients 1 chicken 2 tablespoons of olive oil 4 tablespoons of Greek Seasoning
1) Place Tin foil balls at the bottom of your slow cooker. ( so the chicken isn’t just cooking in its own juices)
2) Rinse your chicken ( optional) and remove giblets ( OMG removing the giblets is the scariest part!)
3) Rub Olive Oil and Greek Seasoning all over chicken 4) Place in slow cooker on high for 5 hours. Or on low for 8 hours This chicken WAS like a grocery store chicken. But better. The flavor was right on. It basically fell apart into this casserole dish because it was so tender! This chicken was so much larger than a grocery store chicken, and tasted better.
I had enough chicken for dinner, 2 lunches AND I also made a chicken soup with broth and leftover chicken. I will FOR SURE be making this again. It was a big hit with the whole family!