Oh, boy! We have a delicious Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken for you today from our Regular Contributor, Deborah Ward. You are going to love this…

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Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken

 

Last summer on my blog, Kentucky to Cali, I posted an amazing recipe for roast beef. This roast is simply amazing! My daughters, who are pretty picky, will ask for it often. You can find the recipe for my heavenly roast here. You might also know this recipe as Mississippi Roast. I’ve just tailored it to fit my family a little better.

However, new year, new budget. I am trying to trim as much fat as possible off of our monthly expenses, so that means not so expensive cuts of meat. While a roast big enough to feed my family will cost me at least $12, I can get a pack of 10 chicken thighs for around $5 if I catch the sales right. Come to find out, I am the only one in my house that will eat chicken on the bone. SO…you can also do this recipe with chicken breasts. The last time I checked, you can get a pack of about 6 frozen chicken breasts for around $6.

Slow-Cooker-Chicken

 

What You’ll Need:

6 chicken thighs (or whatever pieces you prefer)

1 package brown gravy mix

1 package ranch dressing mix

1 stick of butter cut into pieces

½ cup of water

 

How to:

Slow-Cooker-Chicken

 

Place chicken into slow cooker. Add brown gravy and ranch dressing mixes. Then add butter cut into smaller pieces. Last, add ½ cup water. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

 

Suggestions:

With an hour left, take chicken out of slow cooker and take off bone and shred. Place shredded meat back into cooker for remaining time. This will enhance the flavor.

 

To go with my roasted chicken, I decided to make rice and gravy. I also heated up some mixed veggies to add some color. Have you heard the saying, “Eat a rainbow”? I don’t think they were talking about fruity candies!

Making gravy is super easy, but is one of those things that seems a little intimidating if you’ve never done it. Here’s how:

 

Ingredients:

½ cup drippings from roasted chicken

½ cup flour

1 ½ cups chicken broth

 

How to:

After you have roasted your chicken, remove from pot. Remove ½ cup drippings in all of their fatty goodness. Add to a medium sized pan and turn burner heat onto medium.

Slow Cooker Chicken

 

Once warmed, add ½ cup flour and begin to whisk like your life depends on it. Once the flour and drippings are combined add 1 ½ cups chicken broth and continue to whisk until a nice thick gravy is formed.

Slow Cooker Chicken

 

If you find this is a little too thick, add some more chicken broth. Salt and pepper to taste. I also like to add some garlic powder, but that is completely optional.

 

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Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken & Gravy
 
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Type: Main
Ingredients:
  • Ingredients for the Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken:
  • 6 chicken thighs (or whatever pieces you prefer)
  • 1 package brown gravy mix
  • 1 package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 stick of butter cut into pieces
  • ½ cup of water
  • Ingredients for the Gravy:
  • Ingredients:
  • ½ cup drippings from roasted chicken
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
Directions:
  1. How to Prepare the Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken:
  2. Place chicken into slow cooker. Add brown gravy and ranch dressing mixes. Then add butter cut into smaller pieces. Last, add ½ cup water. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  3. How to Make the Gravy:
  4. Making gravy is super easy, but is one of those things that seems a little intimidating if you’ve never done it.
  5. After you have roasted your chicken, remove from pot. Remove ½ cup drippings in all of their fatty goodness. Add to a medium sized pan and turn burner heat onto medium.
  6. Once warmed, add ½ cup flour and begin to whisk like your life depends on it. Once the flour and drippings are combined add 1 ½ cups chicken broth and continue to whisk until a nice thick gravy is formed.
  7. If you find this is a little too thick, add some more chicken broth. Salt and pepper to taste. I also like to add some garlic powder, but that is completely optional.
Notes
Suggestions:

With an hour left, take chicken out of slow cooker and take off bone and shred. Place shredded meat back into cooker for remaining time. This will enhance the flavor.

To go with my roasted chicken, I decided to make rice and gravy. I also heated up some mixed veggies to add some color. Have you heard the saying, “Eat a rainbow”? I don’t think they were talking about fruity candies!

 

 

Slow-Cooker-Roasted-Chicken

 

Being on a budget doesn’t mean you have to eat bland or processed foods. Just think of your favorite recipes and find ways to make them a little friendlier to your wallet. And remember, shop your pantry first, then check out the sales flyers!

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