Do you love tender and juicy chicken with wonderful flavor? Then you want to try this Stuffed Crock Pot Chicken from Gooseberry Patch’s Everyday Slow Cooker!
Aunt Lou here.
So this recipe originally called for Cornish game hens. I was crushed when I went to the store and couldn’t find them. You see, the entire time Michael and I have been married, he has always said, “What’s for dinner? Cornish game hens?” or “Are the Cornish game hens ready?” So when I saw this recipe, I couldn’t wait to make it and finally answer my smart-aleck husband with a resounding YES!
Much to my dismay, our small town grocery stores didn’t have any Cornish game hens…guess there isn’t a high demand in these parts. 😉 So I bought a small roasting chicken. While I couldn’t answer him with a yes about the Cornish game hens, I was able to get a big-eyed “Mmmmm!” from him when he tried it.
Stuffed Crock Pot Chicken
I did a little tweaking on this recipe (big surprise right?). Up until a few months ago, I had never used my broiler and was actually quite scared of it. Then I discovered all the wonderfulness that is my broiler!
So when this Stuffed Crock Pot Chicken was done, I popped the chicken in the broiler for a couple of minutes to crisp it up a bit…heavens-to-Besty! It was awesome!
- 2-3 lb roasting chicken
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 oz pkg chicken-flavored stuffing mix prepared
Spray your crock pot with cooking spray
Sprinkle your chicken with salt and pepper
Loosely stuff your chicken with your prepared stuffing
Wrap your chicken tightly with aluminum foil and put it in your crock pot
Make a packet from aluminum foil and place your extra stuffing in it, seal tight
Place your stuffing packet on top of your wrapped chicken
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours until a meat thermometer says the chicken is done
Unwrap your chicken and place in a broiler safe dish
Place in your broiler for 3-5 minutes, watching VERY closely, to crisp up the skin
Serve with stuffing
Slow Cooker Recommendation
For this Stuffed Crock Pot Chicken, I used my Travel Crock Pot. It was the perfect size, and I love having a timer to do the shutting off for me since I tend to forget sometimes. Your favorite 5-6 quart slow cooker will work as well.
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