Simple Supper Friday: Whole Roasted Chicken, Homemade Biscuits and Veggies

Hooray, ‘Simple Supper Friday’ is back after a brief two-week hiatus! Vacation and life happens sometimes, you know? Anyway, this is one of the best kind of meals because it’s simple (duh) and a handy dandy slow cooker does most of the work for you. Just be sure to plan accordingly because the chicken will need to cook for several hours.

Chicken rubbed with spices and ready to go in the slow cooker
Chicken ready and raring to go in the slow cooker.

This is only the second time I’ve made a whole chicken in my Crock Pot. It was awesome the first time, but probably even better this time around. The chicken came out fall-apart tender, juicy, and oh-so flavorful. Additionally, it creates a delicious broth inside the slow cooker (without having to add any liquid!), and you can save the bones and parts to make bone broth afterward. No waste! Here’s a few different recipes for bone broth:

Chicken bone broth (revisited) from The Paleo Mom

Mineral-rich bone broth from Balanced Bites

Chicken broth from Stacey’s Paleo Kitchen

Making fresh bone stock from the Paleo Diet Lifestyle

Several hours later, the chicken is done!
Several hours later, the chicken is done! Look at all that delicious liquid that accumulated!

I followed a recipe from the blog, Our Family Eats for the chicken and made a half batch of my almond flour biscuits, along with roasted carrots and steamed broccoli to pair with it. Comfort meal at its finest. Plus, stellar leftovers and as I already mentioned, bone broth! Seriously, do not compost or throw away the bones — they are very valuable!

Please know, the chicken pairs well with any kind of vegetable, really, so just choose what you like and keep it simple. That’s the whole idea here.

Almond flour biscuits
A fresh batch of almond flour biscuits.
Roasted chicken dinner
Yum, a delicious chicken dinner — complete with roasted carrots, steamed broccoli and an almond flour biscuit smeared with grass-fed butter. Butter on the broccoli too!

8 thoughts on “Simple Supper Friday: Whole Roasted Chicken, Homemade Biscuits and Veggies

    • paleoinpdx August 25, 2012 / 7:16 am

      Thanks, I appreciate your feedback 🙂

  1. Corrie Anne August 25, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    Perfect dinner. I’m a huge fan of chicken & biscuits!

    • paleoinpdx August 26, 2012 / 10:50 am

      Thanks! Yep, total comfort food at its best 🙂

  2. Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness August 26, 2012 / 1:32 pm

    Those almond flour biscuits look awesome! I love to see people recreate everyday favorites Paleo style! It proves that paleo is not a limiting way to eat at all!

    • paleoinpdx August 26, 2012 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks, Danielle! The biscuits are incredibly good and so versatile too. I love using them to make breakfast sandwiches with a fried egg and avocado — it’s heavenly! I totally agree with you … paleo is not limiting at all!

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