Saturday, November 28, 2009

Eating This - India Chicken

I love my crock pot. It just makes my life so much easier. Anything I can cook in there I do. Yesterday I made a huge fryer hen, and had enough for our dinner and leftovers for a few lunch portions.

India Chicken

7-8 lb Whole Fresh Fryer Hen
6 cloves garlic - minced
1/2 lemon
Olive Oil
Sea Salt
Curry Powder
Turmeric Powder
1 small Red Pepper - seeded and diced
1 small Onion - peeled and diced.

Warm up crock pot. To help remove the chicken later, Take a long length of aluminium foil and fold it legth wise. Line the crock pot length wise with the ends of the foil extending over the edges. Take another length of foil, fold it in half length wise, and lay it in the bottom of the crock pot perpendicular with the ends extending over the edges of the crock pot.

Wash and rinse chicken. Tuck wings under back of chicken. Place in crock pot. Pour in just enough water for about 1/2" depth. Drizzle chicken with olive oil. Rub with sea salt and minced garlic. Sprinkle generously with Turmeric Powder, Curry, and Paprika.

Fold the ends of the foil over the chicken so you can put the lid on and have a good seal.

Cook on low all day, or cook on high for 3-5 hours. About 1 hour before it's done, generously sprinkle the red pepper and onion over chicken.

When you think it's done, check the temp with a meat thermometer to ensure it's done.
Lift Chicken out using ends of foil. Let most of the juices drain, then place on a cutting board. Let set 10-15 minutes, then slice to serve. Serve with broth in a serving bowl.

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