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!

Slow cooking 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.

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Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken Video

How To Make A Rotisserie-Style 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 crock.  So the chicken isn’t sitting in its own juices while cooking.

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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.)

Couldn’t be easier, right?

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 slow cooker roasted chicken!

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Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken Recipe

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4.88 from 8 votes

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Chicken, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, crock pot, easy, one pan, roasted chicken, rotisserie, slow cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe


  • 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


  • 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.


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. 


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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  1. Reply

    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!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Martie! 🙂

  2. Reply

    Slow cooker anything is such a lifesaver. This looks wonderful!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Sarah! 🙂

  3. Reply

    I’m looking forward to trying this! I love the convenience of buying rotisserie chicken at our local grocery store, but I hate the price tag. This recipe is perfect! Thank you!

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Sammi! I hope you enjoy it!

  4. Reply

    This looks so delicious & easy! Can’t wait to try it!

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Cathy! 🙂

  5. Reply

    Mmm! I friggin’ ADORE chicken!

    1. Reply

      Thank you for coming by, GiGi! 🙂

  6. Reply

    Oh my goodness, does this ever look scrumptious! I love rotisserie chicken too. My kids would go crazy over this!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely evening.

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Jennifer! 🙂

  7. Reply

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

    1. Reply

      🙂 Thank you so much, Erin!!

  8. Reply

    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.

    Sally @ Life Loving

  9. Reply

    Wow! This looks juicy! I’ve never heard the aluminum foil trick..thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Crystal!

  10. Reply

    I have never made roasted chicken in the slow cooker but definitely need to try this soon! It looks like the chicken is cooked to perfection.

    1. Reply

      It is Ashley! Thanks for coming by!

  11. Reply

    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!!

    1. Reply

      LOL Thank you, MJ! I love the slow cooker especially during the warmer months.

  12. Reply

    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.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, April! 🙂

  13. Reply

    Looks mouth-watering. Oh how I love these simple recipes. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Please come again soon.5 stars

    1. Reply

      Me, too! Thank you!

  14. Reply

    That looks amazing!!!!! I love the idea of lifting it off the bottom, great idea!

    1. Reply

      Thanks so much, April!

  15. Reply

    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

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Nikki! This is a regular meal on our rotation, we love it!

  16. Reply

    So happy you shared this with us at Weekend Potluck. It got our attention and is being featured this week. =D Please be sure to stop by and share again. Enjoy a wonderful weekend. stars

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much! 🙂 I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

  17. Reply

    Sounds good, but a word of caution. Never rinse a chicken. It doesn’t need it and your chance of contaminating your cooking space and hands is high. stars

    1. Reply

      Thanks for the tip, Judith!

  18. Reply

    will be our Sunday Dinner for sure tomorrow. Looks like a sure winner for us. Love chicken!!

  19. Reply

    Dinner tomorrow for sure. Looks scrumptious!!

    1. Reply

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy the chicken!

  20. Reply

    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

    1. Reply

      That’s a great idea, Denise! Thank you for coming by!

  21. Reply

    I’ve never made a whole chicken in the crock pot, great idea, I need to try it soon! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

  22. Reply

    I don’t have steak seasoning. What can I use?

    1. Reply

      I found this copycat recipe I hope this helps! Thank you for coming by!

  23. Reply

    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.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Shirley! Congrats on the anniversary!

  24. Reply

    This looks delicious.

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Laina!

  25. Reply

    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.

    1. Reply

      Wow, that’s just a shame! Thanks for stopping by!

  26. Reply

    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

    1. Reply

      Betty, that’s a great idea! I’m trying this next time. Thank you! 🙂

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  28. Reply

    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

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