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    The Best Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot

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    4 hrs 20 mins

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    1. 1
      Combine the dried spices in a small bowl.
    2. 2
      Loosely chop the onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
    3. 3
      Remove any giblets from the chicken and then rub the spice mixture all over. You can even put some of the spices inside the cavity and under the skin covering the breasts.
    4. 4
      Put prepared chicken on top of the onions in the slow cooker, cover it, and turn it on to high. There is no need to add any liquid.
    5. 5
      Cook for 4 – 5 hours on high (for a 3 or 4 pound chicken) or until the chicken is falling off the bone. Don’t forget to make your homemade stock with the leftover bones!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 14, 2014


      Delicious! Ours just fell apart, was tender and moist. Served with potato patties (made from leftover mashed potatoes) and braised greens. When we make this, we use the stock as a light gravy at another meal. Strain, refrigerate it, remove most of the fat, heat in a saucepan as a "jus" or if you're cooking potatoes, add some of the starchy potato water to slightly thicken. Delicious on mashed potatoes and leftover chicken. I've made this recipe with chicken thighs instead of a whole chicken and it was great! I've also used 1/2 thyme and 1/2 crushed dried rosemary, which I love, and that was a good combo we'll do again.<br/><br/>One hint...use onion and add some potatoes and perhaps carrots in the bottom of your crockpot to elevate the chicken higher, last time we used a whole chicken, it kind of sunk into the gathering broth, was great tho!. <br/><br/>This recipe is a definite keeper. In our house, if a recipe gets taped inside the cabinet door, it's in our hall of fame...I added this one the very first time I made it. So, so good.

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    • on April 29, 2014


      This could not have been easier! I made it with a cut-up fryer & put it on low for 5-6 hours. It was delicious. I will be making this again. <br/>Made for Spring PAC 2014

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    Nutritional Facts for The Best Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot

    Serving Size: 1 (130 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 256.4
    Calories from Fat 156
    Total Fat 17.4 g
    Saturated Fat 4.9 g
    Cholesterol 86.2 mg
    Sodium 372.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 0.6 g
    Protein 21.7 g

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