I love the crock pot for those nights when you just won’t be home to prepare a nice dinner and the crock pot makes you look so good because the meals that turn out of it seem like they are gourmet and you worked so hard. The real truth is most crock pot meals are simple but taste gourmet because you add all the ingredients at once and get to smell the goodness as you go about your day. There is something about smelling your food as it cooks all day that seems to make it taste better when eaten. This meal is an easy one that can be put together in 10 minutes or less if all items are in your kitchen. Feel free to add root vegetables or mushrooms to this to roast with the chicken. I didn’t but it would be even better with additions.
Roasted Chicken with Herbs
- 3 pounds chicken thighs with bones
- dried basil
- dried oregano
- dried parsley
- dried or fresh rosemary
- olive oil
- sea salt/pepper
- one to two large sweet onions
Place chicken thighs with bone in the crock pot. ‘Sprinkle’ the top of the chicken pieces with olive oil and salt/pepper, basil, oregano, parsley, and rosemary. Cut onion in wedges and place around chicken. Turn crock pot on low and cook 6 hours or until chicken is golden brown and onions are a caramel color. Serve with side vegetables or add root vegetables to crock before cooking. Serves 4-6.
Source: Jackie Mack, Lingonberry Lane