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I have been wanting an Instapot for a long time! I just never seem to have the extra money when they go on sale. Last week, I took the kids to get some summer clothes at Kohl’s and got $50 in Kohl’s cash from the shopping trip. I had noticed the Instapot and the Crock Pot Express in the store, and was thinking that maybe I could get one for half off. But after a 20% discount and my Kohl’s cash, I was able to get the Crock Pot Express for less than $14!!
I have been researching recipes all weekend and reading up on how to use it. I had a whole chicken in the freezer, so I pulled it out to thaw, and have that be my first test in the new Crock Pot Express. I know, I am such a nerd with my new cooking toy. But, this is supposed to be this awesome way to cook , and I have been missing out!
Well, the Crock Pot Express did not disappoint! My chicken turned out great! It was tender, juicy, and fell off the bone. It wasn’t dry or soggy, it was perfect! Since it turned out so well, I am going to share the recipe so you can try it too!
Crock Pot Express Honey Garlic Chicken
- 1 Whole Chicken 3-6 lbs
- 2 Tblsp. Olive Oil
- 1 cup water or broth
- For the Rub:
- 2-3 Tblsp. Honey
- 1 Tblsp. Garlic and Herb Mix
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric
- 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
- Remove the chicken from packaging and clean out the neck/gizzards etc. Discard. (Or whatever you want to do with them)
- Place the chicken on a plate or cutting board, and coat with olive oil using a basting brush.
- Salt and Pepper the entire chicken.
- Place into the cooker and press the sauté button.
- Sauté on each side for 3 -5 min. (If you have a large set of tongs it will help flip the chicken easier)
- Remove chicken from the cooker.
- Pour the water (or broth) into the cooker.
- Place the steaming rack inside.
- Mix ingredients for the rub together and using a basting brush coat the entire chicken. (You can cut the skin and rub underneath on the chicken breast)
- Place the chicken back into the cooker.
- Put the lid on and lock. Move steam valve to closed.
- Press the Poultry Button.
- Adjust the time to 6 minutes per pound. (ie. 6lbs = 36 minutes)
- When the cooking time is done, allow the cooker to release pressure for 10 minutes. (Mine counts the time up after cooking)
- Using a utensil and pot holder push the steam valve open. (Watch your fingers, it's hot!)
- When there is no more steam coming out, it is safe to open the lid.
- Remove the chicken and place on a plate to cut.
Let me know in the comments if you try and like this recipe!