Sorry to disappoint folks...no "magic" ingredients here :)
This is our chulent stand-in. Lately, instead of chulent we cook a whole chicken in the crockpot and enjoy warm chicken for shabbos lunch.
All you need is:
A whole, uncut chicken
Your Favorite Seasoning Blend (we like Montreal Chicken Seasoning)
A Whole Onion, Peeled
And, of course, a crockpot.
At least three hours before shabbos begins:
Place some of your favorite seasoning blend in a bowl. Loosen the skin of the chicken and rub the seasoning under the skin of the chicken. Do the breast meat first, then the bottom. Place the onion in the cavity of the chicken. Place the chicken BREAST SIDE DOWN in the crockpot and turn on low.
NO PEEKING! Don't lift that lid -- you'll mess up the cooking process.
Don't try to cook anything else in the crockpot with the chicken. It will absorb the oil and your meat will be too dry.
For ideas on how you can use your crockpot during the rest of the week, visit this cool blog I just found! http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/
Let me know how you like it!