Yesterday we had a busy MLK day of soccer activities and my mother-in-law was joining us for dinner too. So, I was looking for an easy dinner that would also be good for guests. I saw a recipe on 100 Days of Real Food that called itself “The Best Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot“. Well, I’m not sure if it was the best because it was the first whole chicken I ever made in a crock pot, but it certainly was good! The chicken was extremely tender and fell right off the bone. The husband thought I had purchased a rotisserie! My girls love rotisserie chicken. So this was a big hit!
*Note: Step #2 on the instructions gives you the option of putting the spice mix under the skin, but I think you should definitely do that. Otherwise, if you remove the skin as I did, you would be taking away a lot of the flavor.
I also made a Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Puree from my New American Plate cookbook. This was also really good and enjoyed by all. I can’t locate the recipe on line so I have added it to the Recipes tab under a new category of Vegetables & Sides.