Super Easy Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Homemade Broth

This is awesome for a Sunday dinner or one of those busy, busy days when you can't even remember your own name. :)  I used a 5 pound chicken, so make sure to adjust the time according to the weight of your bird.  What't even nicer about this recipe is that you get to make an awesome chicken broth from the juices and bones that are left.  Super easy, yummy and simple.  Enjoy!
 Ingredients:
-cooking spray
-1 whole chicken (mine was about 5 lbs)
-your favorite spices*** I used seasoned salt, garlic powder and black pepper
Directions:
Coat your slow cooker with cooking spray.
Wash the chicken, remove all the giblets, then pat it dry.  Rub your favorite spices all over it, including on the back, wings, thighs, inside the cavity and under the skin.  Place in the slow cooker.  Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.
The chicken will be super tender and moist.  Yum!
Take all the meat off the bones and leave the bones (and skin, if desired) in the crockpot along with all the juices.  Add 5 cups of water.  Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours (pretty much over night).  Strain the liquid so that none of the bones, skin and whatever else is there gets into your container.  Now you have about 7-8 cups of wonderful chicken broth that you can use in other yummy recipes.
 Enjoy!

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