I've made this several times now and it's always a huge hit. I get sooo many compliments when I do this for company. Sometimes I crisp the skin in the oven before serving...I find the cooking time too long though so I cut that down. It's moist and falls off the bone and makes a very flavorful gravy. Thanks for sharing!
I've never cooked a whole chicken in my slow cooker before but I thought it sounded like a pretty cool idea so I gave it a try. I had a 4 pound chicken and after 4 hours it was dry so you really need to watch your cooking times as they will vary depending on your cooker. This is definitely not a meal to turn on before work to have a home cooked meal when you return that evening as it really does need to be watched. We thought that the paprika really overpowered here so the rub for my family was not a favorite.
I used a 5lb chicken and it took 6 hours on high in my large slow cooker. This recipie is not at all spicy so next time I will add more cayanne pepper and maybe some whole garlic cloves to the inside. It perfectly fell off the bone!
Awesome easy way to cook a whole chicken. The dry rub created a brown crusty appearance and the aroma was divine! I followed the rub exactly, except I removed most of the chicken skin first, then rinsed and dried the bird. I added 1/2 an onion and a handfull of fresh parsley and cilantro (had on hand!) that I stuffed into the cavity. I have a new crockpot with a temperature probe and it cooked the 5.5 lb chicken in about 5 hours. Terrific gravy, juicy tender chicken. Thanks for this winner!
We enjoyed this, though at we needed to tweak it a little bit. For some reason, the paprika really powered through the other seasonings, so we adjusted everything to taste. I made a gravy with the drippings by adding a little chicken stock, soy sauce, Worcestershire, pepper, and garlic powder, thickened with mashed potato flakes, and DH decided it was perfect with the gravy poured over the top. Thanks for posting, we'll behaving this again.
A wonderful recipe. I'm not usually a fan of a whole chicken cooked in the slow cooker, but this is amazing!! Unbelievably moist and delicious.
So unbelievably good, especially after crisping up the skin with the broiler. The gravy was amazing, too. Just add some flour and boil.
Oh Sage... this was fantastic!! Juicy, tasty... amazing! The only changes I made ingredient-wise was to omit the salt, and used chili powder in place of the cayenne, as we don't care for it. Lots of juice, plenty to make gravy. I also cooked it for about 2 hours on low, then in high for about 2 hours, then to low to finish, about another hour and a half. Thanks so much for posting! I'll be making this again and again.