Crock Pot Whole Chicken

Crock Pot Whole Chicken created by DianaEatingRichly

Tender, fall-off-the-bone chicken! Skip the overnight refrigeration if you are in a hurry. For variety, eliminate the onion and substitute a quartered lemon or two, stuffed into the chicken cavity. Chef Shapeweaver had a good suggestion: Use Fajita Seasoning Mix #28011 as another variation. Thanks! The standard size slow cookers are a bit too small and a whole chicken won't fit. You'll need a 6-quart slow cooker for this recipe.

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  • In a small bowl, combine the spices.
  • Remove any giblets from chicken and clean chicken.
  • Rub spice mixture onto the chicken.
  • Place in resealable plastic bag and refrigerate overnight. (I usually skip this step because I'm always in a hurry).
  • When ready to cook, put chopped onion in bottom of crock pot.
  • Add chicken. No liquid is needed, the chicken will make its own juices.
  • Cook on low 4-8 hours.
  • Note: I highly recommend a pop-up timer in the chicken because some crock pots cook faster/slower than others (my crock pot cooks this recipe in 4-5 hours).
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"Tender, fall-off-the-bone chicken! Skip the overnight refrigeration if you are in a hurry. For variety, eliminate the onion and substitute a quartered lemon or two, stuffed into the chicken cavity. Chef Shapeweaver had a good suggestion: Use Fajita Seasoning Mix #28011 as another variation. Thanks! The standard size slow cookers are a bit too small and a whole chicken won't fit. You'll need a 6-quart slow cooker for this recipe."

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  1. mazzy0774
    I didn’t have an onion so I used 1 cup of water w/ onion soup mix and spread all of the seasonings on the skin. 6 hours in my crock pot was perfect. No timer or thermometer. I broiled for 4 minutes. It was fall off the bone good and juicy. MUCH easier than using a Dutch oven. Next time - I’ll add potatoes and carrots and an actual onion and maybe some butter. The broth/juice was so good on the mashed potatoes & chicken. Thank you for this recipe!
  2. Jennifer M.
    Did you remove the giblets before cooking?
  3. susanne4gillies
    I really enjoyed making this recipe! I love the spice rub. Cooked it on high for 4-5 hrs in the crock pot. The chicken was flavorful and tender??
  4. czfamily
    This was delicious! Cooking it in the crockpot on high was key - the chicken was flavorful and still firm. Broiling it made the chicken visually appealing, unlike other Whole chicken recipes. I cooked mine for 4 hours in high but the internal temp wasn’t high enough so I set it in the oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes which brought it to the right internal temp and also browned the chicken all over. A couple of modifications: set a cut onion, some mini carrots, and peeled and sliced red potatoes on the bottom of the crockpot, placing the chicken on top; mix a little chicken broth with 2 tablespoons of dry ranch dressing packet and pour it over the chicken, and then place about 5 thin slices of butter on top.
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