Simple Crock Pot Chicken and Potatoes

Total Time
5hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs

This is an extremely easy recipe for perfect crock pot chicken and potatoes. It smells wonderful and it's great to come home to a ready meal that only took 10 minutes to prepare. The chicken falls apart and the potatoes practically melt in your mouth! The potatoes cook in the juices from the chicken, so there's no need to season. They have great flavor. Add a vegetable as a side and you're good to go!


  1. Season both sides of the chicken to taste.
  2. Put sliced potatoes in the bottom of the crock pot. Put the chicken on top and cover.
  3. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
Most Helpful

I used leg quarters and added extra potatoes then cooked as written, very moist and flavorful, after plating I drizzled the juices over everything, Served Roasted Asparagus With Olive Oil as a side dish. Made for *Fall 2008 PAC* Thanks!

Papa D 1946-2012 October 06, 2008

I used a mixture of chicken legs and breasts and I did sprinkle some spices on the potatoes as well. I think that adding a bit of lemon juice and minced garlic to this would be divine so I plan to try that next time. I decided to put the chicken under the broiler for a few minutes before I served it, just to add that lovely brown colour and crisp the skin a bit. Good recipe AshleyNeicole, thank you for sharing it. Made for PAC 2011.

mums the word March 03, 2011

This is very easy to make. Just throw a whole chicken in the crockpot & dinner will be ready. I liked the seasonings in the recipe. They added a traditional roasted chicken flavor. I also added celery, carrots, & onions to the pot. Made for Spring '09 Pick A Chef.

Susie D April 09, 2009