Here is a super easy way to roast a whole chicken. Aldi had these for $0.89/pound which put this about $5.00. I cooked this for our supper last night and will use the leftovers in my low-carb lunch meals. I used the same spices that I use for my Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Legs. I would double the recipe though, since you have a lot more chicken to cover and you really want the flavor to absorb into the meat. I did not, but wish I had.
You need a slow cooker big enough to hold your size chicken, an onion, the spice mix, and some butter (this is really optional).
I used these slow cooker liners from Aldi. They were less then $2.00 and they make slow cooker cooking even more amazing than it already is. This chicken made a big mess inside my slow cooker, but all I had to do was lift the bag out and throw it away, and I was DONE with clean-up. Amazing.
I used these aluminum foil balls to create a "stand" for my chicken.
Rub the spices all over the chicken and then place pats of butter on top. I really don't think the butter added much, maybe it did, but next time I'll try it without to save calories. Cooke on low for about 6-8 hours. Check your chicken for the correct temperature when you think it's done.
Take your chicken out and place it in a dish. Cover with foil and let rest for about 15 minutes.
The legs and wings should easily come right off, and you can take the rest of the meat off in slices or however you prefer. This isn't too pretty, but it was delicious!
We ate most of the dark meat and I froze what's left to use later for different meals. That's what I call stretching your dollar! for about $5.00 worth of chicken and barely any effort of all, I have enough meat to feed my family about 3 different meals.
What would you use the leftovers for? Let me know in the comments!