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Slow cooker whole chicken

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Why not use the slow cooker to make your Sunday lunch? Cooking low and slow ensures wonderfully tender, juicy chicken – then use the pan juices to make gravy

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal278
fat17g
saturates6g
carbs0g
sugars0g
fibre0g
protein31g
salt0.3g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the slow cooker if necessary and add a splash of water to the base. Scrunch up some foil to make a trivet to sit in the base of the bowl to rest the chicken on. Put the chicken into the pot and season the skin. Cover and cook on Low for 5 hours or until the leg or wing feels very loose when you wiggle it. Tip the juices inside the chicken out as you lift it out.

  • STEP 2

    Brown the chicken skin under the grill or carve the chicken before anyone sees it. Spoon the liquid out of the base of the pan to use as gravy, there won't be much but it will have a good flavour.

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Recipe from Good Food books, September 2017

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