Do you make big plans for celebrating the 4th of July where you are? One thing I always thought was a fun tradition was the 4th of July picnic! I haven’t been on a real old-fashioned picnic in a long time. Maybe the bugs have scared me away in my old age?  We usually go see fireworks whether it’s in town or at the beach and we may pack up some snacks but not sure you can classify that as a picnic. However, I can certainly throw a virtual picnic and the Crock-Pot Ladies and I are happy to host our first ever 4th of July Blogger Picnic and Giveaway!

4th of July Blogger Picnic

We’ve got 12 bloggers all sharing their “picnic themed” recipes for you and we have a great giveaway posted below where you can win a $60 Amazon E-Gift Card. So check that out! First here is my recipe for Crock-Pot Fried Chicken.  I think fried chicken is a picnic “must” and I grew up eating my grandmother’s delicious fried chicken during the summer.  I could never quite duplicate her results but this easy to make “fried” chicken is a good substitute.  You may want to add a little more all-purpose seasoning or extra salt if you are a salt lover.  I am not.  This won’t be super crispy but it’s got that fried chicken taste that I just love. I also incorporated coconut spread versus butter that some recipes would use because we are dairy-free and soy-free in this house. So here’s my recipe for your enjoyment:

Crock-Pot Fried Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 4-5 servings

Serving Size: 3 pieces each

Crock-Pot Fried Chicken


12-15 Chicken Drumsticks
1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Coconut Spread
2 Tablespoons Goya Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Oregano
1 Teaspoon Cilantro


  1. Mix flour, adobo seasoning, oregano and cilantro in a shallow bowl or in a zippered plastic food storage bag.
  2. Dredge chicken pieces one at a time in the flour mixture.
  3. Place chicken drumsticks in the crock-pot, layering if necessary.
  4. Place coconut spread on top.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours.
  6. Serve warm or cold-either way this chicken is a crowd-pleaser!


You can try this with chicken thighs or even breasts too!

What do you think? Picnic worthy? Make sure you check out the other recipes linked up below and stop by each blog post and really pay attention.

Not only will you get great recipes but you might find one of the 12 ants we’ve been dealing with at our blogger picnic! There is one on each blog post and each little ant is an extra entry for you in the Rafflecopter form below. Just enter the ant’s name where asked and you get an additional entry into the Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. Wait! There goes one now. Someone get my swatter, I hate bugs!!!!

Well now that he’s gone, you can continue on to the rest of the co-hosts for this event and check out their recipes!

Giveaway Time!

If you’ve never entered a giveaway via a Rafflecopter form below, it’s very easy.  Just choose which tasks you want to do and only complete those ones. Make sure you give any additional information you are asked for i.e., Pinterest account name as we do verify winners. You can come back each day through 7/6 to tweet about the giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget and get an additional entry!

Good luck and have fun! Make sure you spread the word about our little giveaway. Enter now through 7/6 to win an Amazon E-Gift Card for $60. Open to U.S. residents 18 and older.

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