I love to use my crock pot. It’s nice to have everything ready come dinner time; especially in the warmer months. Our goal is to keep the house cool as possible. Cooking a chicken for several hours will not keep it that way.
I wanted the chicken to cook but not sit it its own juice. I decided to use aluminum foil. I took small pieces and balled up enough to layer the bottom of my crock pot. I tried to get them even as possible.
I washed and dried the chicken with a paper towel. I made a rub with spices. It can be whatever you want. I used Italian season, salt, pepper, sage, poultry seasoning, garlic powder and rosemary. I used dried spices but I will soon have fresh herbs to use when it gets a little warmer. I keep several types growing on my back porch. I just add some together in a small bowl. I rubbed some on the bottom first and put the chicken into the crock pot on top of the foil. I finish rubbing the remaining spices on top of the chicken. The chicken was lifted about 2 inches above the bottom of the crock pot.
I did come across similar online recipes with different cooking times. I opted for low setting for 8 hours. That was too long. The chicken fell apart when I tried to move it to a platter. I was not worried about this since I was making chicken salad anyway. I will try a high setting and shorter cooking time when I cook this again.