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Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken and Red Potatoes Recipe

April Freeman
If you think you are too busy to serve your family delicious, healthy, home-cooked meals, think again. When you have recipes like this one for Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken and Red Potatoes, you won’t have to hit the drive-through on your way home from work.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings

Equipment

  • Large Slow Cooker
  • Instant Read Meat Thermometer
  • Platter
  • Slotted Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pc Five-Pound Whole Chicken
  • 6 pcs Red Potatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Softened Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley

Instructions
 

  • Wash the red potatoes well, leaving the skins on. Cut them into quarters but don’t chop them too small. You want them in large chunks. Put the potatoes in the bottom of a large slow cooker. Salt and pepper the potatoes, adding a few rosemary leaves.
    The red potatoes are washed and diced.
  • Wash the chicken well, inside and out, removing the giblets if necessary. Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel.
  • Use your hands to smear the softened part of butter all over the skin of the chicken. Place the chicken in the slow cooker on top of the potatoes. Check to see if the lid will seal tightly on the slow cooker. If it will not, remove the chicken and cut the potatoes slightly smaller.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper all over the surface of the chicken skin. Strip the rosemary leaves from the stem and rip them into small bits. Sprinkle the rosemary all over the surface of the chicken.
  • Put the lid on the slow cooker, making sure that it seals tightly. 
    The lid of the slow cooker is placed and sealed.
  • Set the slow cooker to cook for 2 to 4 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low. 
  • When the time has passed, use an instant-read meat thermometer to check the interior of the chicken by poking it into the thigh or breast, taking care not to hit the bone. It should read at 165.
  • Remove the chicken to a platter and take the potatoes out of the bottom of the slow cooker, draining the accumulated juices by using a slotted spoon. Arrange the potatoes around the chicken on the platter.
  • Sprinkle the parsley over the top of the potatoes and the chicken. Serve immediately, slicing pieces from the chicken. 
    A whole slow cooker rotisserie chicken with potatoes on a plate.

Notes

Many people believe that the only way to get the tasty, home-baked chicken flavor is to spend about an hour at home, keeping an eye on the bird that is slowly baking in the oven. The chef must baste it occasionally or the chicken will be as dry as sawdust.
However, this is not necessarily so. You can use your slow cooker to make a baked chicken that is just as good as the store-bought rotisserie chicken or the homemade one that is baked in the oven. And, you do not have to wait for the weekend to make this tasty dish. You can have it on any busy weeknight thanks to the slow cooker.
Slow cookers are the magic wand of the kitchen for cooks who have busy lifestyles and hectic schedules. You don’t have to give up having a decent dinner several times a week during crazy periods of your life. When you use a slow cooker, you can put the ingredients in the cooker in the morning, set the appliance up to cook for the correct amount of time, and then walk away.
There is no basting of the chicken and no stirring of a pot. When you come in the door at the end of the day, the amazing, delicious fragrance of your dinner, perfectly cooked, will greet you. 
Our recipe for Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken and Red Potatoes has just a handful of ingredients and is easily tossed together in less than 15 minutes. The red potatoes act as a meat rack in the slow cooker, elevating it out of the juices that will leak out from the chicken as it cooks. The potatoes will cook in the broth, giving them extra flavor and nutrition.
Be sure that you cut the potatoes the correct size. You do not want the lid to be cracked open at all. The slow cooker must have the lid tightly in place or the chicken will begin to dry out as it cooks. The lid helps the chicken to stay deliciously tender and moist over the long cooking time. 
We used rosemary to flavor our chicken, but if you have other seasonings that you prefer, feel free to improvise and make the seasoning something that you and your family will love.
Keyword Dinner, Recipe, Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken and Red Potatoes

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