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After finding a great sale price on whole chickens at my local grocery store, I decided to freeze one and cook one. The only thing is that I didn’t feel like cooking. I wanted something quick easy and with very little clean up. After all, spending the morning grocery shopping could be exhausting (especially if you go to several stores).

Quick Web Search

I don’t know what I did prior to the internet, but I did a quick search and found this simple recipe. It’s called Kathy’s Delicious Whole Slow Cooker Chicken. I don’t know who Kathy is, but thanks Kathy!

I made a few modifications in the recipe. She had a 3 pound chicken (honestly, I didn’t know they came that small). I had to double all of the ingredients because my chicken was at least twice the size of hers.

Since my family likes things a bit spicy, I also added fresh ground pepper and cayenne pepper. I also substituted white vinegar for balsamic vinegar. It was one of the rare occasions when I didn’t have balsamic in the house.

Clean, Peal, Mix and Cook

I cleaned and pealed the skin from the chicken (and cut off the obvious fat deposits), mixed the liquids, placed the chicken in the crock pot and poured the liquid over it. Oh, I placed the chicken in breast side down for the first 2 to 3 hours. The final hour I turned it over. The liquids didn’t totally cover the chicken and I wanted the chicken breast to be fully seasoned.


The chicken was so tasty and tender that the meat just fell away from the bones. If you’re not in the mood for a lot of preparation and cleaning this is a tasty frugal meal recipe.

(Yet another post transferred from my old defunct blog)

About the author: Felicia has learned the hard way that health, whether good or bad, is a result of daily choices and habits. On this blog, Felicia shares what she’s learned and the healthier choices she now makes as a result of her new knowledge. She hopes to encourage others to experiment to find alternative solutions to nagging problems (she’s also is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment).

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