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How To Cook A Whole Chicken In Your Slow Cooker

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This is a collaboration between Steggles and Fat Mum Slim.

How To Cook A Whole Chicken In Your Slow Cooker

If I could have any wish in the world come true this week, I think it would be for more time. I think money complicates things, so I wouldn’t wish for that {I’ve lived with some pretty wealthy people as a nanny and I don’t think it always equates to happiness, although it does relieve some stresses}. Time seems to be the one thing that we’re all short of, and money can’t seem to buy. I wish there were more hours in the day, more time for play, more minutes with family, and more time for sleep.

So, time it is. Next week I might wish for an endless supply of chocolate, or a six-pack, but who knows!

I know I’m not alone. It seems to be something we’re all wishing for. We want more time for togetherness. More time for family. We’re trying to steal moments for togetherness, because this life we live now… it’s busy, and fast-paced and so noisy.

Sure, we could start saying no to more things, and stop filling out plates with responsibilities and the kids could stop wearing so many clothes so we didn’t have to do so much laundry, of course… there’s all that.

I know one of the easiest way to steal back time is to be organised, and to take the thinking out of life. For me, pulling out the slow cooker makes me feel like I’m winning at life. Do you get that too? The night I cooked this chicken recipe, Hubby came home from work and was like, “What is that amazing smell?” and it was this dinner. I loved that it was doing it’s own thing, cooking away as the day went on.

Before I get to the easy recipe, I wanted to remind you that the kind team at Steggles is all for family time and togetherness, and are running their competition for 10 lucky people to win 10 Hoyts movie ticket packs valued at $220 each, so you can take the whole family to the movies and catch a flick together or two. Perhaps you can put the slow cooker on and let it cook dinner while you’re there. Ha! More details on the competition below at the bottom of this blog post.

How To Cook A Whole Chicken In Your Slow Cooker

Now to the recipe. Once you make a slow cooker whole chicken you probably won’t look back. It’s so easy, and the chicken is so moist. It makes the perfect dinner. I served ours with a simple salad, because that’s how we eat most nights. I make a deconstructed version for the kids, because that’s how they eat best, and you know you just gotta do what you gotta do!

HOW TO COOK A WHOLE CHICKEN IN THE SLOW COOKER

INGREDIENTS
1 x 2kg Steggles whole chicken
2 lemons
2 heads of garlic
Fresh thyme
Salt and pepper

METHOD
♥ Rinse the chicken, including the cavity and pat dry with paper towel.
♥ Cut one of the lemons in half, and chop the bottoms so that it can sit flat on the bottom of the slow cooker. Place on the base of the slow cooker.
♥ Chop a head of garlic into two and place on the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the chicken on top.

How To Cook A Whole Chicken In Your Slow Cooker

♥ Run you finger between the skin and the breast of the chicken. Place some fresh thyme underneath, and some butter if you’re feeling naughty. Slice the remaining lemon into thick slices and place on top of the chicken. Top with some fresh thyme.
♥ Season with loads of salt and pepper. Cook on high for 5 hours.

How To Cook A Whole Chicken In Your Slow Cooker

♥ Once cooked, serve with your favourite vegetables, and enjoy!

And don’t forget to enter to win movie tickets! Simply share a photo of how you like to spend your quality family time, and thanks to Steggles you could win 1 of 10 Hoyts movie ticket packs {each pack includes 10 tickets, valued at $220 each}! Share your photo to Instagram using the hashtag #FMSxSteggles, or in the comment section below. Competition closes May 20th at midnight. Good luck! See the T&Cs here.

 

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