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Herbed Roast Chicken For Crock Pot With Bonus Stock

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this is a method for roasting a chicken and then returning the picked-over bones to the pot to make stock as you sleep. it works in a large (oval) crock pot, you need room around the bird for it to roast with air circulation. feel free to change up the seasoning of the chicken, but keep in mind that it will show up in the stock flavors. if you make an italian flavored chicken, be prepared for italian stock.

herbed roast chicken for crock pot  with bonus stock image

Time: 870 minutes

Number Of Ingredients: 10

Ingredients: whole chicken,onion,celery ribs,carrots,oranges,fresh thyme,garlic cloves,kosher salt,olive oil,fresh black pepper


  1. cut up the onion , celery and carrots and put them in the bottom of your crock pot
  2. you are not going to eat these with the chicken , they stay there for making stock
  3. limp veggies are ok for this part
  4. putting them in the bottom of the crock pot keeps the chicken elevated out of the juice and lets the bird roast instead of stew
  5. combine the garlic cloves , olive oil , salt , and pepper
  6. add about 1 / 2 tsp of the fresh thyme leaves or all of the dried thyme
  7. i combine in a small food processor , but you can do this by hand
  8. remove all the stuff they pack on the inside of your chicken and place them in the crock pot with the veggies', "you aren't eating innards , but they do make the stock taste richer", 'remove as much of the excess chicken fat as is practical
  9. take the garlic paste and spread it under the skin of the chicken
  10. try not to poke holes in the skin
  11. make sure you flavor the breasts and thighs
  12. now stuff the orange or lemon slices and fresh thyme under the skin as well
  13. if you have extra , place it in the middle of the bird
  14. roast in your crock pot for 3 to 4 hours on hi
  15. remove chicken and enjoy for dinner
  16. add 2 cups of water to your crock pot and turn it to lo
  17. i remove the thighs , legs and wings to a platter for serving', "i put the breasts into a ziptop bag for use in another meal unless we're serving company", 'after removing as much of the chicken meat as you care to , return the bones to the crock pot
  18. it helps if you separate the bones or mush them to make it lie flatter
  19. add enough water to come 1 / 2 way up the bones
  20. turn your crock pot on lo for 8 to 12 hours
  21. strain the liquid from the crock pot and refrigerate
  22. dump the solids into the trash
  23. after the stock has cooled , remove the hard fat from the top and discard
  24. freeze the stock or use it within a few days
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