Crock Potted Giardiniera Chicken

Crock Potted Giardiniera Chicken
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Recipe type: Giardiniera
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Serves: 3-4
 
Crock Potted Giardiniera Chicken
Ingredients
  • Whole Chicken 3-5 Lbs
  • 16-24oz (2-3cups) of Giardiniera (lightly strained to eliminate excess oil)
  • 8-10oz Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Yellow onion quartered and diced chunky
  • 3 Garlic cloves halved
  • Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper and seasonings of your choice
  • Note: You can add or substitute vegetables of your choice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Preheat crock pot to high
  3. NOTE: You can use a large deep pan with a lid if a crock pot is not available.
  4. Place chicken in a baking or roasting pan.
  5. Drizzle olive oil over chicken, with your hands rub to coat the entire bird.
  6. Season the entire chicken.
  7. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until the skin is nice and golden.
  8. NOTE: Watch as to not burn.
  9. Pour the chicken broth into the crock (Make sure the bottom has a broth about ½ inch deep)
  10. Add Giardiniera, garlic cloves, onion and any additional vegetables of your choice to crock pot.
  11. Place the chicken directly on top of the mix.
  12. Ladle some of the mix over top of the chicken.
  13. Crock on high for 30 minutes, then lower to medium or low for about 2-4 hours - depending on size.
  14. TO SERVE: Take out chicken and pull meat off the carcass, be sure to remove all bones!
  15. Put chicken meat on a serving plate or large serving bowl.
  16. Spoon the vegetables, Giardiniera and juices over the meat.
  17. Serve by itself, over pasta, beans or rice.
  18. Delicious!

 

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