Whole Roasted Chicken in Slow Cooker (Primal/Paleo)

Whole Roasted Chicken in Slow Cooker
primal / paleo / grain-free / gluten-free

4lb whole fryer chicken
3T butter
4-6 cloves garlic, freshly minced
1t sea salt
1/2t freshly ground pepper
1t paprika
1t dried thyme, or 1T fresh
1 onion
misc. vegetables

Rinse and pat dry the chicken, removing any innards. Chop an onion into 2in chunks and place in slow cooker. Roughly chop any other hearty vegetables similarly and place with onions (parsnip, carrot, celery). Place the chicken on top of the bed of vegetables. Melt the butter and add the garlic to the butter. Pour over the chicken, using a spatula to spread over the skin, and under breast skin. Sprinkle with spices and herbs. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or until it reaches a safe internal temperature. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

You can then leave leftover carcass (bones, skin, etc) as well as cooking liquid and cooking vegetables in the slow cooker. Add additional vegetables (carrot, celery, onion, etc), as well as 8+c water, and cook overnight on low. In the morning, strain, and refrigerate for easy bone broth.

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