My son is an avid Boy Scout and one of the things that my husband and son share is the love of dutch oven cooking. My husband even put together a dutch oven cookbook for our scout troop and they have enjoyed many delicious meals. In 2008 my husband came along with the American Heritage Girls for a camping trip and he cooked this recipe for our unit. It was so tasty! I figured it could be cooked in a crockpot so we gave it a try and have been eating this "roasted" chicken ever since. This past week I cooked it up and gave it to a new mom and her family. The ease of the dish and the basic taste is a winner with everyone!
Chicken in a Pot
3-4 lbs. whole frying chicken (we use legs for budget and taste)
1 t. poultry seasoning
½ t. salt
¼ t. basil
¼ t. pepper
(We add a few slices of bacon on top to give it a smokey taste.)
Wash chicken and pat dry. Sprinkle cavity with salt pepper, and poultry seasoning. Put in Dutch oven and sprinkle with basil. Cover and bake for 4-6 hours or until tender.
Our family’s version:
Use a family size pkg. of drumsticks, put one layer in crock pot, sprinkle with half the seasonings, put another layer of drumsticks on top of the first, sprinkle with remaining seasonings. Lay 4 pieces of bacon across the top and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
Recipe Given By: Boy Scout Cookbook
Hint: Do not add liquid! The chicken will fall off the bones.
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