Italian Dressing Whole Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

"It's super easy! The chicken is falling of the bone, juicy and very tender. I save the juices for gravy and stock. I serve with mashed red potatos and corn on the cob. The leftovers are great too! Make sure your crockpot (5-7 quart) is large enough to handle a whole chicken"
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1 chicken


  • 1 whole roasting chicken (3-5lbs)
  • 1 Good Seasonings Italian salad dressing mix (0.6oz packet)
  • 12 large onion
  • 1 12 cups carrots or 1 1/2 cups baby carrots


  • Remove giblets, raise with cold water and pat the chicken dry .
  • Rub chicken with Italian Dressing mix. Place in plastic freezer bag and place in refrigerater overnight.
  • Chop onions and carrots, place on the bottom of crockpot with no liquid. Saving some onion and a couple of carrots. Put remaining onion and carrots in the cavity of chicken.
  • Place chicken in crockpot. Cover.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
  • If you don't have a crockpot. Cook at 250F for 4-6 hours in oven. Make sure to cover with foil if using your oven.
  • Depending on the size of your chicken and your crockpot the time will vary. Using a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken. When the temperature has reached 165F the chicken is done.

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  1. A great recipe for crock pot chicken. I cheated and used breasts and legs as opposed to the whole chicken. I marinated in the Good Seasons Italian Dressing for about 5 hours and then I put all in the crock pot and cooked on high for 4 hours. It was perfect and as you said, falling off the bones, tender. Made for Spring PAC 2012. Thx Sarah!
  2. I made this and this is WONDERFUL!! I Easy and very tasty!
  3. This was good and very easy to make. I followed the recipe as written except I used a chicken with a pop up timer and mine was done in about four hours but my crockpot does cook hotter then some. We all enjoyed this. Made for Spring PAC 2012


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