DIY Rotisserie Chicken

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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.   

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 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.  chicken4  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 chicken2 chicken7 chicken8 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!