One night this week I reviewed the choices for dinner the next day and chose to cook a whole chicken in the crock-pot. In spite of the warmish weather, it was going to be a busy day and I knew I'd be grateful to come home to a dinner that was mostly prepared.
I found this recipe in the booklet that came with one of our crock-pots as a wedding gift. Of course, I've tweaked it and love this version shared below.
Put a cleaned, washed whole chicken in the crock-pot.
In a bowl, mix together the following and pour over the chicken.
1 C orange juice
2 T brown sugar
1 tsp. leaf basil
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 T apple cider vinegar
Sprinkle the chicken with dried parsley. Turn crock-pot to low and cook for 9 hours. Pour a 15oz. can of sliced peaches, un-drained, in the crock and continue cooking for about 15 more minutes. This is a good time to make a side dish of rice.
Remove chicken from crock. Arrange peaches around the chicken and enjoy!
Freeze the chicken cleaned and washed in a Ziploc bag. Prepare sauce fresh on the day of cooking.