Woman’s Recipe for Chicken Slow-Cooked in Pickles Makes for Juicy, Tender Meat
Through the years, we’ve discovered multiple ways to cook a whole chicken. Some of them involve rather unusual techniques that work magic. For example, putting a can of beer inside the chicken or putting balls of aluminum foil in the slow cooker before adding the chicken.
Now, we’ve found another unusual chicken cooking technique that we never wouldn’t thought of on our own, but now that we know about it, we know we have to try it. It involves pickles.
First of all, if you aren’t a huge fan of pickles, you’ll still want to keep reading. According to the recipe’s author, the chicken will not end up tasting like pickles. Instead, it will end up very juicy and tender. The pickles aren’t meant to add flavor to the chicken. Instead, they will give it the perfect texture.
We have a home cook who goes by Soup Loving Nicole on All Recipes to thank for this amazing and amazingly easy Dill Pickle Slow Cooker Whole Chicken recipe. It only requires a few ingredients and minimal prep. The pickles and the slow cooker do most of the work for you.
Besides a 5-pound whole chicken and a 16-ounce jar of dill pickles, you will need 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning, 2 cups chicken broth and a little salt and pepper.
The first step is to rub poultry seasoning all over the outside of the chicken. Then, fill the chicken cavity with the dill pickles. Pour the chicken broth in your slow cooker, and put the chicken in the slow cooker as well.
Done. You’re ready to get cooking. It’ll take 4 hours at the high setting for the chicken to be fully cooked, but you’ll want to start cooking it slightly more than 4 hours before you want to serve it since there is still one step left.
Preheat your broiler to low. When the slow cooker is done, put the chicken in a baking pan and broil it for 10 minutes or just long enough for the skin to brown.
That’s basically it. Now, it’s time to carve that chicken. Set salt and pepper on the table so your friends and family can season it to taste.
This recipe serves 6 people making it perfect for a Sunday family dinner or a small dinner party. Considering how easy it is to prepare, this just might be something we make on a regular basis. It would even be easy enough to prepare on a weeknight as long as you’re able to start the slow cooker early enough in the day.
You can find the full directions for this easy recipe here.
What’s your go-to chicken recipe? Have you ever cooked chicken in pickle juice before? Are you planning on trying this easy recipe?