Who hasn’t stopped by the grocery store on their way home and picked up a rotisserie chicken? We’ve all done it. We aren’t denying it’s an easy solution if you’re pressed for time or want an easy, pre-cooked protein to use in meals throughout the week - but have you tried cooking a rotisserie-style chicken in your slow cooker? You can control the seasonings and have a whole chicken for you waiting when you get home with just a little prep in the morning.
For this slow cooker rotisserie-style chicken we wanted to play off of a popular summer dish - Beer Can Chicken. You’ve probably seen pictures of whole chickens propped up on a can of beer on the grill, or have maybe even attempted cooking one yourself. We took that idea but transferred it to the slow cooker so you can enjoy the same flavors year round.
The trick to making a rotisserie-style chicken in the slow cooker is aluminum foil. Place four aluminum foil balls on the bottom of the slow cooker crock and then pour in a can of beer of your choice. The foil will lift the chicken out of the liquid so it steams in the beer leaving you with tender, moist meat.
We rubbed the chicken with a mixture of smoked paprika, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, and garlic powder. The paprika gives the chicken skin a deep red color and adds a smoky flavor.
Take rotisserie-style beer can chicken to your next neighborhood barbecue (it’s best served alongside friends, beer, and sunshine) or make it on Sunday for dinner and eat the leftovers throughout the week on sandwiches and salads.
The 8 Quart Slow Cooker is the perfect size for for a 7 lb roast or a 7 lb chicken.
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