Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

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READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • cooking spray
  • 2
    tablespoons bacon grease (or any oil of choice)
  • 2
    tablespoons mccormick's roasted garlic and herb seasoning
  • 1
    lemon, cut into quarters
  • 1
    onion, cut into quarters
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DIRECTIONS

  • 1. Spray the insert to the Slow Cooker with cooking spray. I like to use the Slow Cooker liners, so I sprayed the inside of the liner.
  • 2. Place a metal trivet (I used the one that came with my Instant Pot) in the center of the Slow Cooker. You can also make a metal ring out of aluminum foil.
  • 3. Removed the giblets and rinse and pat the chicken dry.
  • 4. Rub bacon grease on the chicken and sprinkle liberally with seasoning.
  • 5. Stuff the onion quarters and lemon quarters inside the cavity.
  • 6. Place the chicken in the Slow Cooker breast side up.
  • 7. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F.
  • 8. Remove chicken from Slow Cooker and place on a baking dish. I did this by placing tongs underneath the trivet and through the cavity to not disturb the skin.
  • 9. Place chicken in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes (or until the skin is crispy and brown). If using a broiler safe dish you can broil for 5 minutes instead.
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