Start with a 4 -5 lb whole chicken - one raised by a small farmer, one that's been pastured it's whole life.

Pastured birds are less squishy than their confined cousins - they actually get exercise chasing bugs in open fields of green grass lit by bright sunshine, eating high protein grasses, plenty of room to spread out. These are healthy birds raised the way nature intended - full of clean meat and healthy fats with no need of antibiotics. Pastured birds from a local farmer you know and trust - now that's good eating!

Place whole chicken in your crock pot, rub down with olive oil. Mix this spice blend, and then sprinkle all over the oiled bird.

3 teaspoons himalayan pink salt
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 whole garlic cloves
1 yellow onion, quartered

Set the crock pot for 4hrs on high. No water required, hard to believe how simple this is. Just wait though - tasty pastured chicken so tender it just falls off the bone.

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