Chicken Pot Roast

I think all this solar cooking is making me lazy. I keep looking for more and more ways to avoid actually turning on my oven. My husband needed dinner today, and since he’s doing GAPS, that means some form of chicken and vegetables. Last week I cooked one in broth, so this week I thought I’d try adding in the vegetables too! 

Chicken Pot Roast

Preheat your solar oven with your cast iron pot and lid inside.

Place a whole chicken inside the preheated pot and add water till it comes half-way up the chicken. Add salt and any spices you like. (We are partial to rosemary around here.) Cover and cook in the solar oven for about 3 hours.

Then, cut up whatever veggies you like. Carrots, onion, squash, and potatoes (for non-GAPS folks) taste nice. Add them to the pot so they sit in the liquid around the chicken. Replace the lid, and cook for one more hour.

Voilà! Dinner is served!

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Of course, it is a whole chicken in there, so be sure to pick around any bones, etc.

Rating: success! My husband says I can make this anytime! Now I just have to figure out what to feed the rest of us…