Monday, July 18, 2011

Gluten Free Herbed Garlic Chicken

I love using a slow cooker! If you don't already have one, it's a must-have for any kitchen. You simply throw all the ingredients inside, set the heat and leave it to do its work.  By the time you get back from work, study, hiking (whatever), your home is filled with the amazing smell of the delicious meal waiting for you:)

This recipe is super easy, and super yummy!  You can place any vegetable you want in the slow cooker along with the chicken and it's sure to come out fantastic.  I use Better Than Bouillon for the stock, but feel free to use vegetable stock, or any other stock (as long as it's gluten free!).

  • 1/8 cup butter or margarine (softened)
  • 8 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 tblsp fresh rosemary leaves (chopped) or 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1-3 pounds chicken (legs, thighs, etc)
  • 1 cup chicken broth (make sure it's gluten free!) 
  • 3 tblsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, etc.)

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper until fully incorporated.
  2. Rub the butter/herb mixture all over the skin and in the cavities of the chicken parts.
  3. Place the chicken, chicken broth, lemon juice and vegetables in your slow cooker. Cover.
  4. Set heat to low and cook for 8 to 10 hours (or on High for 3 1/2 to 5 hours).
  5. Remove the chicken and potatoes with a slotted spoon and serve piping hot!
  6. Enjoy!!!