My Friends!  How are you?  I hope that your weekend and your Monday was great!  We have still been busy…but hopefully…things will slow down a bit now.

So…since I didn’t get a recipe or something in the foodie department posted yesterday, we are going to celebrate mmmMonday! on Tuesday.  Okay with you?  I didn’t think that you would mind.  You are great like that.

I’m going to tell you a little story:

Once upon a time there was a mother that would hold up a “naked” whole chicken and sing and make the chicken dance.  Her children would laugh with glee while the mother made the chicken play the air guitar.( It’s little wings looked so cute…strumming away.) The mother and the children then dubbed that certain dish Dancing Chicken.  The End.


How did you like it?  I know…it’s a little insane…but insane is fun, right?  I knew that you would agree.


Would you like for me to share my treasured recipe?  It’s delish.  It came out of the Rival cook book…that came with my first Crock-Pot.  There I was, a blushing bride of eighteen, with a new Crock Pot. (Be ready for an adventure…my Mr.)


It is not called Dancing Chicken.  The real name is Lemon Herbed Roasted Chicken.  How boring.  Yummy…yet with a boring name.  How sad.  I took care of that.  😉


Dancing Chicken    (Lemon Herbed Roasted Chicken…thank you…folks at Rival.)

3 to 4 lb. fryer or roasting chicken

1/4 c. chopped onion

2 tbsp. butter

Juice of one lemon

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. fresh parsley (or 1 tsp. dried parsley flakes)

1/4 tsp. thyme

1/4 tsp. paprika

(I add a little garlic salt too.)

Rinse chicken well and pat dry; remove any excess fat.  Place onion in the cavity of the chicken and rub the skin with butter or margarine. (Butter…always REAL butter.)  Place chicken in Crock-Pot.  Squeeze the juice of the lemon over the chicken and sprinkle with remaining seasonings.  Cover and cook on Low setting 8 to 10 hours.


This chicken is so tender, juicy and yummy that it will make you want to slap your momma.  Unless she is the kind that slaps back.  (Ozarkian mothers would slap back…we don’t really slap our moms here.)

Have a wonderful day, Dirt Roaders.  I hope that you have lots of wonderful Dancing Chicken meals.  I hope that your decide to try this instead of picking one up, already cooked, in the deli.  They are so much better homemade.  Now…go forth and make those chickens dance!


p.s. The folks at Rival did not pay me for this post.  I am truly grateful to them however for this wonderful recipe.  I have fed it to my little family over and over.  🙂