Last week on my Facebook group I commented on how shocked I was that rotisserie chicken had taxes on it. Altogether one chicken cost me almost $12. As my dear friends pointed out, yes, it is expensive but the outstanding texture and flavour of rotisserie chicken is worth it.
I have no way of making my own rotisserie chicken but I know that slow cooked chicken in the oven can be fantastic! I wanted to test out my new Paula Deen Stoneware Casserole Dish so I got it out and chopped up some aromatics and flavourings for the chicken:
Celery, carrots, shallots, garlic, bay leaf, thyme and black peppercorns went in the bottom. I browned one cut up chicken that I got for $7 in some olive oil, seasoned well with salt and pepper and put it on top of the the veggies and herbs.
I covered the chicken and veggies with one cup of white wine and three cups of chicken broth and put the lid on top.
I put the casserole dish into a 300F oven for 90 minutes. The poached chicken turned out beautiful! Fall-off-the-bone, tender and delicious. It is true you do not get that beautiful crispy chicken skin but I do not eat that anyway, LOL. I saved almost $5 and was left with the most fantastic chicken broth which I strained and put into ice cube trays in the freezer for future use. No way I was going to let that liquid gold go to waste!
I was wondering if my fantastic readers would help me out? I am trying to come up with recipes to cook in my new covered casserole dish and realized because I have never had one before, I have no recipes that require this way of cooking! Do you have any suggestions? Any recipes that require a covered casserole dish that you want me to try? I would really appreciate any ideas, thanks so much!