Falling-off-the-bone Crockpot Chicken is a recipe to set and forget, yielding lots of shredded or chopped chicken for any number of uses!Jump to Recipe
There are a few core recipes that will become your friends on the AIP. This is one of them. It is always good to have a protein source (in this case, shredded chicken) handy for making soups, salads, or just “as is” on your plate.
My favorite thing about this recipe is that it continues into the recipe for The Richest Bone Broth (AIP). I mean, where in the world would we be without our bone broth??? Whether you sip it in a mug, use it in a sauce, or make a soup out of it, bone broth is essential on the AIP. (That is my humble opinion.)
It probably goes without saying that you will need a good crockpot for this recipe. I use the Breville Fast Slow Pro Multi Function Cooker that I was lucky enough to receive as a gift. (Woo hoo!) This thing can work like a crockpot, or like a pressure cooker. If the Instant Pot had a posh big sister, this would be it. I LOVE mine. But you do not need a fancy-shmancy multi-cooker for this recipe. A (large) good old-fashioned crockpot will do the trick.
All praise to the crockpot! Set it and forget it!
Falling-off-the-bone Crockpot ChickenCourse: Main, MiscellaneousCuisine: AIP, PaleoDifficulty: Easy
Falling-off-the-bone Crockpot Chicken is a recipe to set and forget, yielding lots of shredded or chopped chicken for any number of uses!
1 t. ground sage
1 t. sea salt
1 t. onion powder
1 t. dried thyme
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. black pepper (omit for elimination phase of AIP)
1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
One 4-lb. organic chicken
- In a small bowl, mix the first six ingredients to make a rub. Place chopped onion in the bottom of the crockpot.
- Unwrap the chicken. Take out the bag of parts and discard, or place in the refrigerator to use in broth later, if desired. Rinse the chicken in cool water, and bend back the wings. Holding the chicken in one hand, sprinkle the front side with the rub. Place the chicken upside-down, or breast-side down in the crockpot, if it fits that way. Continue sprinkling the spice rub on the back side, the legs and in the cavity. If some rub gets in the pot, that’s fine.
- Close up the crockpot and cook the chicken on high for six hours. (Note: There is no need for water. The chicken and onions make their own liquid.)
- After six hours, check to see that the chicken is, indeed, falling off the bone. Serve in sections, or simply de-bone for another use. Continue on to The Richest Bone Broth (AIP)
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