Do you love fried chicken but hate making it? Try our Crock Pot Mock Fried Chicken for all of the taste but none of the mess!
Crock Pot Mock Fried Chicken
Both Barbara and I have a confession to make…neither of us have ever truly fried chicken!
It’s too messy, and sounds really hard. Barbara, as a busy momma, doesn’t have time for that. (And I’m just too scared.)
So, Barbara decided to make an easy “mock” fried chicken, and it is a hit. Nobody would ever guess that it was made using the crock pot.
Barbara likes to use her Casserole Crock Pot for this but a regular slow cooker will do. The cooking time may vary so we suggest you use your trusty meat thermometer and check it starting at 2 hours. It needs to be at an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. (Need help using a meat thermometer? Check out this post on My Fearless Kitchen.)
The seasonings are so simple, just garlic salt and black pepper. We used Garlic Salt with Parsley because that is what Barbara had on hand but any garlic salt will do.
You can use as many pieces of chicken as your family requires for dinner. Just use a ration of one tablespoon of butter for one piece of chicken.
- 1 Tablespoon softened butter per piece of chicken
- Garlic Salt
- Black Pepper
- Bone-in Skin-on Chicken Breast or Thighs
- Season thawed chicken - on both sides - heavily with garlic salt and black pepper.
- Rub softened butter over the surface of each piece of chicken, top and bottom.
- Put into crock pot insert, and cook on high for 2 to 4 hours or until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F.
- Remove from crock pot, and place onto a broil pan.
- Broil chicken in oven for approximately 5 minutes or until skin is golden brown and crispy. Be sure to watch chicken closely so the skin doesn't burn.
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