Roast Crock Pot Chicken

Total Time
10hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 hrs

Whole chicken that actually browns in the crock pot. The secret is to place it on top of wadded balls of aluminum foil. Tastes just like it came from the deli.


  1. Spray chicken with olive oil spray.
  2. Sprinkle with seasoned salt.
  3. Insert onion and garlic inside cavity of chicken.
  4. Spray inside of crock pot with Pam.
  5. Roll wads of aluminum foil into balls and place in bottom of crock pot.
  6. Put chicken back side down on top of aluminum balls.
  8. Cover and cook on low for about 10 hours.
  9. Skin will actually turn brown as in a deli roasted chicken.
Most Helpful

I am so sorry but this did not work for me. I prepared a 4lb bird and followed all the steps according to the recipe, however when I returned from work the chick was not only not done (11 1/2 hours) but also it was yellowish and rubbery. I was able to take it out of the crockpot and it had no indications of falling apart. I placed it in the oven to finish cooking and browning. We felt it was lacking in flavor as well. Perhaps adding fresh herbs to the cavity, and half a lemon would have bumped up the flavors. Once again I am sorry as I was really excited to have a roast chicken from my crockpot and not have to heat up the kitchen.

Just Cher July 12, 2003

I was excited at the prospect of a roast chicken in the crockpot, but this recipe did not work for me. It took the full 10 hours to brown, but by then was very dry and "muddy" tasting, meaning the flavors were not bright and savory, but tasted overdone and muddled.

ctrmom September 11, 2010

I actually made this recipe a long time ago and forget to rate it. I really liked the taste of it and how easy it was to prepare. It did fall apart when removed from the crockpot. Also, it didn't brown all the way, but it was still tasty!

Jess06 May 14, 2008