How to Roast a Whole Chicken in the Crockpot

 

You’ll never buy a rotisserie chicken again. 

 

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You are going to be shocked at how EASY it is to Roast a Whole Chicken in the Crockpot.  The finished product is a moist, rotisserie like chicken. 

 

Start this recipe in the morning and have the chicken ready to rock by dinner time. Serve with some beautiful veggies and use the leftovers the next day for some chicken salad or some homemade chicken noodle soup

 

Whole Chicken in the Crockpot

Ingredients:

1 (4lb) whole chicken, insides removed and washed/patted dry

1/2  TB of paprika 

2 TB all purpose seasoning ( such as Mrs. Dash or Archer Farms House Blend)

1/2 TB garlic powder

1 tsp salt

 

 

Directions:

1. Start by mixing together paprika, all purpose seasoning, garlic powder and salt.

 

How to Roast a Whole Chicken in the Crockpot - Step 2

 

 

 

 

2.  Place 4 medium sized  foil balls in bottom of crockpot. This will act as a stand to prevent the chicken from drying out. 

 

NOTE: You can also use large 2 inch chunks of root vegetables ( potatoes, carrots, onions, turnips) instead of foil for your chicken stand. The when chicken is done, you ALSO have flavorful veggies too!

 

How to Roast a Whole Chicken in the Crockpot - Step 1

 

 

 

 

3. Rub seasoning over your entire chicken (including the inside of the bird).  Place on top of foil balls. Cover and cook  on HIGH for 4 – 4 1/2  hours, or LOW  for 6 1/2 – 8  hours. 

 

How to Roast a Whole Chicken in the Crockpot - Step 3

 

 

 

Serve with some roasted veggies, mashed potatoes and out favorite cheesy rolls! 

 

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Got leftovers? Use that chicken in one of these recipes!

1. Avocado Chicken Enchiladas

2. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

3. Cheesy Hot Wing Dip

4. Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

5. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

6. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

7. Avocado Chicken Salad

8. Chinese Chicken and Rice Soup

 

 

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How to Roast a Whole Chicken in the Crockpot
 
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Corey:
Serves: 4-5
Ingredients
  • 1 (4lb) whole chicken, insides removed and washed/patted dry
  • ½ TB of paprika
  • 2 TB all purpose seasoning ( such as Mrs. Dash or Archer Farms House Blend)
  • ½ TB garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Start by mixing together paprika, all purpose seasoning, garlic powder and salt.
  2. Place 4 medium sized foil balls in bottom of crockpot. This will act as a stand to prevent the chicken from drying out.
  3. Rub seasoning over your entire chicken (including the inside of the bird). Place on top of foil balls. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 - 4½ hours, or LOW for 6½ - 8 hours.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Francene Sheehan says:

    Why is there no liquid in this recipe? I thought crockpots neede liquid in trhem?

    • Nope. There is plenty of natural liquid in the chicken and the chicken is perched on the foil balls to prevent burning :)

  2. JenniferG says:

    I have made chicken this way for years and it turns out wonderful everytime. Using the foil balls keeps the chicken from getting greasy. Whether doing a whole chicken or whole chicken breasts, I like to make an herbed butter mixture under the skin to make an extremely moist and flavorful chicken.

  3. I’ve rubbed the chicken with taco seasoning. Makes perfect chicken tacos.

  4. Could I add carrots and potatoes and an onion in the bottom of the crock pot to make it a meal and still turn out OK?

  5. Could you use this method with a whole turkey(depending on how big of course)?

  6. I have done this for years, but I even putting it in frozen, since I am usually out for work longer than 8 hours.

  7. Alyson Dawes says:

    Been doing it this way for a while (starting when we had building works and no kitchen for 10 weeks!) I don’t use foil boils as I can ‘taste’ them. Just chunks of potato or carrot etc under the chicken. I add also don’t add any seasoning except butter and freshly ground pepper corns so I can use the juices as stock for other dishes

    • Yes Alyson! I just did this the other day and am going to add a note to the recipe about using the veggies!

  8. I just put a chicken in this morning. I don’t like veggies cooked in the crockpot so I made the foil balls but wrapped them in parchment to keep the “tin” taste away. Can’t wait to try it!

  9. I am no master chef but I made this the other day with veggies in the bottom and it was delicious. Super tender and juicy. Even my picky 2 year old kept coming back asking for more. Will definitely make again.

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