National Poultry Day is March 19, 2017! Okay, let’s be honest. Poultry is my #1 crutch when it comes to cooking. It’s cheap, easy, and goes well with a variety of flavors. That’s why I’m excited for National Poultry Day this year–it’s MY holiday! Plus, lately it’s a miracle that I have time to cook a home cooked meal these days but luckily I have a few easy ones, like this Roasted Cornish Game Hen. Psst–did I mention, it’s roasted in the slow cooker?!
Roasting Chicken in Your Slow Cooker + Roasted Cornish Game Hen
Did you know that you can use your slow cooker to roast a chicken? Neither did I, until one day I stared down a thawed whole chicken in my fridge which mocked me. It knew I had a full day ahead and wouldn’t feel like trussing and oven roasting that chicken come time that my work and school day was over. That day I learned that you could not only roast a whole chicken in a slow cooker but that you want to. What’s even better, then, than a slow cooker roasted chicken? A slow cooker roasted Cornish game hen, of course!
I love game hens for two reasons: 1) they are unbelievably cheap. You can find them often on sale for 2 for $5; 2) tell me you don’t feel like a total BOSS with a whole (mini) chicken on your plate. Throw in the addition of the convenient slow cooker and you’ve got a healthy, easy meal for the entire family.