I have found whole chicken to be very affordable lately. This is the easiest way I have found to prepare that chicken. I worked a full day last Wednesday. The night before I took my whole chicken (that cost $3.00) out of the freezer and placed it in the fridge to thaw out. Wednesday morning before work, I took it out, pulled the giblets out, and cleaned out the body cavity. My Mom has also gotten me into the habit of pulling out the kidneys. They are located about a hands length into the cavity, and just pop out. Removing these will make the taste of your chicken much cleaner and light.
I ran out to the garden and cut three large sprigs of rosemary. I put the chicken in the crockpot, put the rosemary on top, then sprinkled with minced onion and garlic powder. Yep, this pic has a lot of garlic powder! LOL! I also added some salt and pepper and put it on low and cooked it all day (8 hours). That’s it. It takes about 5 mins to assemble. The best part of this chicken is the smell that fills your home awaiting your return. To prepare sides, I cheat and use a package of chicken gravy, but use the stock that has been perfectly created from the bottom of the crock pot. Serve it over the chicken with some quick potatoes and you have a perfect dinner!