Every time I go to the grocery store and hit the deli section, I stare at those yummy looking chickens slowly turning and roasting away. They look so good! Last time I looked at the label it contained you know what.. wheat! Sometimes it’s very frustrating to be gluten free.
In a perfect world, all rotisserie chicken would just be covered in herbs without the wheat ingredient that they put in which I have no idea what it is and why a roasted chicken needs to be covered in wheat is something that escapes me.
Well, back to doing it ourselves. So in honor of rotisserie chickens everywhere here is another of my very easy gluten free recipes to use and make your own at home.
If you have two slow cookers ( I do, don’t you?) go ahead and make two at the same time. That way you can shred one and use it in one of your fantastic gluten free recipes that I know you have. Besides, if you’re going to do one you might as well do two. It won’t take any longer and will give you yummy chicken for dinner later this week.
Gluten Free Recipes: “Rotisserie” Chicken
1 (or 2) whole chickens
1 lemon, sliced
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. paprika
pepper to taste
Equipment: Slow cooker that a chicken will fit into (no dinky ones please), knife, pastry brush, bowl
Roll up 4 pieces of aluminum foil and make into balls. Place into the bottom of the slow cooker. These will keep the chicken up off the bottom and help it roast all the way around instead of stewing in it’s own juice.
Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Place the lemon slices inside the chicken. Put into the slow cooker on top of the aluminum foil balls. Mix all the seasonings together in a zip type bag or in a small bowl or cup. Brush the melted butter all over the top and sides of the chicken and rub with the seasoning mix. Don’t add any liquid. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or high for 4 hours.
The chicken will be very tender. Use a wide spatula to get underneath and lift it onto a platter. Or you can place it on a baking sheet and place under the broiler to crisp up the skin. Makes 4-6 servings.
Your house will smell heavenly and everyone will come running for dinner.
You could change up the seasoning and use a citrus grill one or a cajun spice blend or taco seasoning or any of the BBQ rubs that are gluten free. Change it up each week and make this one of your go-to dinners.
Here is the Crock Pot I use: the BBQ Pit. It works with chicken, wings and bbq ribs. Does an awesome job! I love mine!
Team Your gluten free Kitchen.