Slow Cooker Maple Kissed Roast Chicken

05 September 2014

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Slow Cooker Maple Kissed Roast Chicken

Let your slow cooker do all the work making this maple-flavored roast chicken and carrots!

Anyone who reads this blog knows that a) I'm a chicken-head and love the stuff and b) I'm a maple syrup/flavor ADDICT. Those are not necessarily in that order.

I had the pleasure to meet the people at Crown Maple through one of my Twitter tweets of a maple syrup-based recipe. They were kind enough to send me a sampler pack of their light/medium/dark amber syrups--a gift that is always appreciated here.  They are a local farm and their products are organic--another thing I'm pleased about because I'm very "into" supporting local producers!

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Sampler pack

So I decided to use some of this with an idea I had for a different kind of slow cooker recipe and one based off maple dijon chicken.  The taste was perfect!

This is really a terrific fall meal...or anytime meal, but it's colors reminded me of fall. Here you get succulent roast chicken along with glazed carrots all in the same pot!

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Nice for fall and cooks in one pot!

I tend to cook on HI almost exclusively in my crock pot.  I'm retired so I'm around all day is one reason but I've also discovered, quite to my surprise, that it seems to produce better results and never seems to have that "overcooked" aspect that foods cooked on LOW tend to get at times.

Slow Cooker Maple Kissed Roast Chicken

  • 6 large skin-on chicken thighs or 1 small whole chicken cut up
  • 1/2 cup alternate rub
  • 1 bag (1 lb) peeled baby carrots
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard

Place all ingredients, except the maple syrup & mustard in a 4-6 quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with the alternate rub.

Turn slow cooker to HI and cook for 4-6 hours (times vary because all slow cookers do! Mine was done in 4.5 hours).

Drain any liquid that accumulated in the crock.  

Mix maple syrup & dijon mustard in a small bowl.  Pour over chicken/carrots, coating evenly. Cook on HI for another 15-30 minutes.

Serves 6

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Slow Cooker Maple Kissed Roast Chicken

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Elizabeth Lund said...

This looks delicious! I love sweet with my savory, so I may do this for dinner tomorrow! Thanks for sharing. Now, I wish I had some of that maple syrup! I will have to make do with my own! :)

Judith Hannemann said...

I love maple syrup with savoury!!! I have a short rib recipe that's out of this world and a pork and potatoes one too. It just adds so much flavor!


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