Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Whole Chicken in a Crockpot & Asian Inspired Asparagus

I invited my parents over for an easy mid-week dinner before they were heading up North for a few days. I wanted to make an effort without taking up too much time since I work all day. I had a whole chicken in the freezer so I researched putting one in a crockpot & this is what I found. It paired perfectly with Jasmine rice as well as some asparagus I put my own little Asian twist on.

And since I have missed joining Angie at 7 Seven Clown Circus since minimizing posts, I am pimpin' my recipe out to WW. After all, it's still a pic with a whole lotta words. Plus, you're bound to get hungry after hopping around Wordful Wednesday!

It was fall of the bone good!!!!!


{Printable Recipe}

1 (3 pound) whole chicken, skin removed
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tblsp minced garlic

Remove skin from chicken & empty inner cavity of contents within. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel & and place inside the slow cooker.

In a bowl, stir together the chicken broth, soy sauce, olive oil, honey, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, sesame oil & minced garlic. Pour mixture over chicken & cover.

Cook chicken on low setting for 8 hours, or 4 hours on high setting.


{Printable Recipe}

2 tsp sesame oil
1 pkg fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
Ground ginger
2 tblsp soy sauce
1 tsp Chili garlic sauce
A dash or two red pepper flakes (optional)

Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add asparagus & toss for a minute or two. Add garlic & cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients. If pan becomes dry, just add a little water. As soon as the steam rises, cover asparagus & cook over low heat, tossing occasionally, until it reaches your desired doneness. Tender with a little crisp took about 10-15 minutes over low heat.

{Food for Thought}

This asparagus definitely had a kick to it which is always welcome in my house but omit the red pepper flakes if you don't enjoy the heat.

This deliciousness is linked to:

Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays &

Crockpot Wednesdays &

Wordful Wednesdays &

Feels Like Home


sassy stephanie said...

I used to never cook whole chickens, but find myself doing it alot lately. I love how juicy they turn out and how different they can be each time. I've made green beans using a similar recipe before, but never thought about asparagus. We love some asparagus in our house. I'll have to try this. Yum.

darnold23 said...

Thanks so much for posting this to Crock Pot Wednesday. It looks amazingly delicious. Come back again soon and have a great week.

Jen said...

I LOVE that idea for the chicken. I can't wait to try it!

Tender Branson said...

The asparagus sounds great...I even enjoyed the chicken pictures. What a way to send the parents off...

simpledaisy said...

I love asparagus but never thought to make them asian:)

Woman Interrupted said...

That does look fantastic! And you just know by looking at it that the leftovers would be just as wonderful.

mommaof4wife2r said...

delicious-o! love it! a great twist on my crockpot chicken. a def must try for us...

Nana said...

That chicken looks fabulous!! I have never done a whole chicken in the old crockpot. I am going to try this one.

Meghan said...

This looks great! I love using the crockpot!

Brenda said...

Wow, that crockpot chicken looks really good. I am going to save this recipe to try later!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

So tender and delicious with great flavors!! The entire meal looks so yummy!

Tam said...

You are the second person recently that talked about whole chicken in the crockpot. LOOKS YUMMY

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

I LOVE chicken in the crockpot!
Yummy- never thought to throw an asian twist on it.

heartnsoulcooking said...

GREAT!!! recipe for the slow cooker, it's different and sound YUMMY!!! I love asparagus. THANKS!!! for both the recipes.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

That chicken sounds wonderful!!! I will be trying that one!

Alea said...

I absolutely have to try both of these recipes! They both sound fantastic and both chicken and asparagus are on sale at our local store this week.

Michelle said...

Both sound tasty! I should dust off my crockpot and give this recipe a go!

Christy said...

That looks so delicious. I am definatly going to try it1

SarahHub said...

I've cooked a whole chicken in the Crock Pot before, but never with these seasonings. It would go over well in my house! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Oh, and the asparagus sounds great!

angie said...

I'm totally going to try this recipe!

Monica said...

Your recipe sounds wonderful. Asparagus is a favorite of mine.
Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

I love the asparagus!

Tiaras said...

two of my most favorite things to eat

Family Balance Sheet said...

This sounds really good. I have a whole chicken in my freezer that I'd like to try something different with. Do I have to take the skin off though?

Scary Mommy said...

Oh, this looks amazing. I am always botching things in the crockpot by fussing with them, but this looks good enough to wait for!

FROGGITY! said...


Renée aka Mekhismom said...

That looks delicious and I don't even eat chicken! I will be trying the asparagus.

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, what a great recipe!! That sounds delicious!

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

Stopping by from SITS! The asparagus sounds divine! The rest looks good too, but I don't eat meat LOL!! I'll be checking back to see what you are cooking. I'm a foodie too!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I must try this! Our crock pot broke and all I have is a smaller one for dips...I bet a little chicken would work, don't you?

susan said...

The chicken sounds delicious and I have done something similar with the asparagus and we loved it! Mine did not have the chili garlic sauce and that sounds wonderful! Great recipes--I've been browsing!

Libby Murphy said...

Oh sounds good. For some reason I tend to cook in the crock pot more in the cooler weather. I will try this for sure. Looks and sounds divine!
Happy Twirls

~Alison~ said...

I have been making whole chickens in the crock pot, I have a recipe posted on one of my blogs. I'll have to try this one to switch up the flavors a bit! Thanks so much for sharing! The asparagus sounds wonderful too!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. This just sounds so good. And so easy. Like there would be NO way I could mess it up : ) but sadly....I probably still would!

I love that you wanted it to be special for your parents. That is so nice!

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

This looks Delicious!!!
I so want to try this now!
Just stopping by via TMTT!!
I'm a FL blogger too!!

Hope to be back by to visit again soon!

Deanna said...

My Little Guy and I love asparagus but my Hubs and Big guy won't touch it. They are both going out of town this weekend so I am going to make this as a special treat for Little Guy and I. He will be THRILLED!!

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

I have a whole chicken in the fridge, that I planned to throw in the crockpot tomorrow with broth and seasoning...but this looks so much better!

Casey's trio said...

I heart crockpot recipes and will add this one to the must-try list!!

Angela said...

yum!! I have been looking for a good way to do a whole chicken in the crock pot. Looks like it comes out nicely browned!!

Merry Mack said...

I made this delightful recipe this weekend for the whole family. They all loved it. Although, Mr. Mack and I are having a disagreement about taking the skin off the chicken. He said you must leave it on. He did, but I got a bite of some that lost it's skin and it was yummier. Delish. Loved it! Mr. Mack said he would eat it every week.

Sara's Whimsy said...

Happy SITS Day!

I am totally trying this chicken!

Sara's Whimsy said...

Happy SITS Day!

I am totally trying this chicken!

Michelle (hometc) said...

I love anything with asparagus! This looks delicious.

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