Slow-Cooker Whole “Roast” Chili-Rubbed Chicken with Bean Salad
Why This Recipe Works
A fantastic method for making a whole “roast” chicken in the slow cooker comes in handy year-round, but it's especially useful in the summer when turning on the oven is just not an appealing option. For this flavorful chicken recipe, a spice rub was the perfect way to give the chicken layers of flavor. We rubbed the mix under the skin to give it direct contact with the meat while it cooked. To add a smoky flavor to the black beans, we cooked them with a small amount of chipotle chile. Check the chicken's temperature after 4 hours of cooking and continue to monitor until the breast registers 160 degrees and the thighs register 175 degrees.