Slow cooker roasted chicken

Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken

Slow cooker roasted chicken will become one of your new favorite meals! It’s easy to prep, set, and cook. No-fuss, no muss! This is a great recipe for those busy days!

Cooking a whole chicken in the slow cooker creates a super moist, tender, and juicy whole chicken.

You can prep this chicken in no time flat before you leave for work.  Or better yet, prepare it the night before and place the bowl in the fridge.

When you wake up the next morning, remove it from the fridge. I like the insert of the slow cooker to warm to room temperature before placing it in the unit to cook. So I pull it out and place it on the counter to come to room temperature while I’m scrambling around in the fridge for the cream to put in my first cup of coffee.

Ingredients Needed for CrockPot Whole Chicken

  • Whole chicken – 4 to 5 pounds of a whole chicken.
  • Smoked paprika – Or regular paprika. The slow cooker will not brown the skin so this helps with coloring the chicken.
  • Steak seasoning, salt, and pepper

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Video

How To Make A Whole Chicken In The Crock Pot

Slow Cooker Rooasted Chicken - foil balls in the bottom of the crock

Place a few small balls of aluminum foil on the bottom of the slow cooker.  So the chicken isn’t sitting in its own juices while cooking.

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken - raw chicken rubbed in spices in the crock

Mix spices in a small bowl. (I use this steak seasoning)

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Rub the seasoning mix all over the outside and inside of the chicken.  Put the chicken breast side up in the crock.

Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or cook on high for 4-5 hours until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. (Cooking time can vary not all slow cookers are the same.)

Variations

Switch up the seasonings to whatever you wish. Try store-bought Rotisserie Chicken Seasonings such as Badia or McCormick’s.

Couldn’t be easier, right? Crockpot whole chicken is too easy to not make every week!

If you like crispy skin you can carefully place the chicken on a baking sheet. Put the chicken in the oven under the broiler to crisp up the skin, if desired.

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken in the crock of the slow cooker

Carve, serve and enjoy this crock pot whole chicken!

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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken – This chicken is super moist, tender and full of amazing flavor! 5 minute prep time, set and let cook!
4.75 from 12 votes
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Course: Chicken, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, crock pot, easy, one pan, roasted chicken, rotisserie, slow cooker
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients
 

  • 5 lb whole chicken (insides removed)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons steak seasoning
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • aluminum foil, or thickly-sliced onions or vegetables

Instructions

  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the paprika, steak seasoning, salt, pepper until combined. Rub the seasoning mix all over the outside and inside of the chicken.
  • Roll up a few small balls of aluminum foil place them on the bottom of your slow cooker bowl to serve as a “rack” for the chicken, so that it doesn’t cook in the juices that will accumulate in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Place the chicken on top of the aluminum foil (or veggies). Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Carefully remove the chicken from the slow cooker, it could be so tender it will fall apart.

Notes

I have been known to put 2 whole chickens in at the same time. I have a large oval slow cooker, they fit snug but it works.
We make this chicken regularly and in our slow cooker, it only takes 6 hours on low.Β 

Nutrition

Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1181IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3mg

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53 Comments

  1. Wow…how easy! I love your tin foil roasting rack! I use celery stalks as a rack sometimes, and it works pretty goo, too, but they do get mushy. I’ll have to try this! Thanks for sharing on Wonderful Wednesday!

  2. I could dig into this chicken. Thank you for linking up to Good Tips Tuesday. You will be featured (again) this week :)!

  3. Wish I’d read this about 1/2 an hour ago. I’ve just put a chicken in the oven to roast for a couple of hours, but I would have loved to try this in the slow cooked instead.

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  4. Oh, wow!! This looks amazing! My husband rolls his eyes every time he sees the slow cooker come out. I think his eyes may pop out of his head when he sees me pulling this beautiful chicken out of the slow cooker. Thanks so much!!

  5. That is easy – and your chicken looks so moist and delicious! Thank you for sharing this wonderful way to cook chicken with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  6. This is life changing. I never thought about using my slow cooker to cook an entire chicken. Yours looks absolutely delicious. The idea of setting the tin foil balls at the bottom of the Crock so that the chicken won’t set in the liquid is brilliant. This is definitely going on my must-do soon list my whole family will love it.5 stars

  7. How about using potatoes wrapped in foil, then put in the bottom. I did this and used the potatoes to make potato salad, could use them as baked potatoes. Just an idea so as not to turn on the oven

  8. Pinned it so I can try. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday. We hope you’ll come to the new party. We’re celebrating our anniversary with a big Giveaway.

  9. This looks amazing but I’ve never done any slow cooking as gas and electricity is so expensive here that it’s just not economically a good option. I’ll just have to drool over how good it sounds instead.

  10. Having green beans I wrap my potato in foil place them on the bottom or my slow cooker put my chicken on top good ooo so good4 stars

  11. I just made this for a group of 9 so I doubled the recipe and wow it was delicious! I’ve never received so many compliments

    5 stars

  12. This was so easy to make, and the chickens breasts were tender. My new favorite way to have leftover chicken5 stars

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