Hands-Free Garlic Roasted Chicken

  • 1 roasting chicken (4-6 lbs.)
  • 1 head garlic, divided
  • 1/2 large onion, sectioned
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2/3 c. wine
  • salt and pepper

Remove any giblets from the cavity of the chicken. Rinse the chicken thoroughly and set aside.

Peel all of the cloves from the head of garlic. Set aside 3 cloves for mincing. Cut the remaining cloves in half. Stuff the halved cloves of garlic and the onion sections into the chest cavity of the chicken. Using wet kitchen string, tie the legs of the chicken together.

Carefully mince the remaining garlic cloves and combine with the olive oil. Generously spread the mixture over the entire chicken. Place the chicken on a roasting rack positioned in a crockpot. Pour the wine into the bottom of the crockpot and sprinkle the desired amount of salt and pepper over the top of the chicken (I use about 1/2 teaspoon each). Position the cover on the crockpot and turn it to the LOW setting (or the "3" position on some models). Allow the chicken to cook for about 8 hours -- give or take an hour.

  • Yields: 6-8 servings
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes, plus cooking time
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