When you are selecting your chicken, make sure that it will fit into your crockpot.
- Fill the cavity of your bird with aromatics like onion, carrots, celery, parsley and garlic if desired. You can skip this step if you want. You can change that up according to your taste, perhaps some halved lemons! Just chop the veggies in large chunks, nothing small because you are going to be pulling them back out later. Make sure to pull the legs back together and "seal" the opening.
- Cook on low for 8 + hours depending on the size of the bird, basting occasionally when juices start to collect in the bottom. It is not necessary to baste it if you are wanting to start it and them leave for the day.
For less than $5 I made two dinners and a lunch for my hubby and 8 to 10 cups of broth!! BONUS: all super healthy! I controlled all of the ingredients that went into it!