A delicious and simple whole chicken recipe for the slow cooker that is simmered in a zesty sauce combination of balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, and lemon juice, with honey, garlic, and sesame and olive oils. Delicious served over jasmine rice!
Whole slow cooker-poached chicken
Very lightly adapted from Martha Stewart Living's One Pot. The technique here is the thing; the flavors can go in any direction. Swap out the Asian flavors for more traditional aromatics, if that's what you have. Serve it this way or use the meat in tacos, or salads, or sandwiches, or whatever; and then save the broth for something else. Or serve it this way and add egg noodles. On cooking times: Slow cookers vary wildly in how slow (or fast) they cook. One Pot recommends cooking on high for 2 hours, or low for 4 hours; my 4-pound-plus chicken took almost three hours on high to reach 165 degrees. So don't go by the cooking times; rely on an instant-read thermometer.