...you might be after seeing this chicken.
This chicken started out its little life as a whole (uncut) chicken in my fridge. Something like this:
So, um... well...
I've never actually made a whole chicken, but I tend to be pretty fearless about trying new cooking things, so I thought, what the hey? Can't be too hard. So, I threw the bird in my crockpot with some onion soup mix and water.
Well, the problem is that I inherited this thing from my mom that always makes me terrified of poisoning my family via undercooked chicken. (I heard it atleast a thousand times growing up.) So, I cooked this bird for like oh... 7 hours on high, then like 2 more hours on low.
I literally could not get the bird out of the crockpot. I tried sticking knives in each end and lifting out, but it was caving in on itself. Random bones started poking out every which way. (Shudder.) So, plan B was to drain the liquid, with the help of my trusting hubs. Together, we basically helped the bird do a sommersault into this glass dish. At which time, it unceremoniously exploded.
It might not have been pretty, but the meat was hellah tender though!
Ok, that's enough for tonight. I'm feeling woosy. I think I need to curl up and read a book. Anything to get my mind off that exploding chicken. Ugh!
P.S. (Answering an earlier question.) Persian Cucumbers are slightly smaller than "regular" cucumbers and taste better. To me, they taste less cucumber-y, which is good because I don't really love the other kind. They are amazing with lemon and sea salt. To die for.