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?

    • Shan Schlatre says:

      I was woundering the same thing, Laura

      • I have made this in the past and put it on thick sliced onions. It keeps the chicken from sitting in its own grease and adds a little flavor. Also, if you put a couple of sticks of celery inside both cavities of the chicken while it is cooking, it prevents the chicken from drying out!

  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.

    • Amy, did your veggies get cooked when putting them under the chicken? Did they get dried out or was there some liquid left in bottom. Also, how long did you cook yours for? What kind of veggies did you use.

      • Janice, I don’t know about Amy, but the times I have used veggies at the bottom, they are super moist! Really, the best tasting roasted veggies :) Make sure to do large 1-2 inch pieces of veggies so they don’t get too mushy, and cook for the same amount of time. I love to use carrots, potatoes, turnips, celery and red onions :)

        • Did you need to put any liquid so that your vegetables didn’t burn or stick to the po?. I just saw this recipe and would like to try it tomarrow it sounds delicious.

  10. I would really like to try this….it sounds so easy…..do you think it will work in a dutch oven over the stove top? – Thanks.

  11. Will this work in a round crockpot? Or do you have to have an oval crockpot?

  12. I have cooked chicken this way several times. It is amazing how much liquid comes from the chicken and it still remains moist and so tender. I tend to do this naked, (not me) without seasoning, just butter under the skin.

  13. Could you transfer the chicken to a pan and stick it under a broiler for a few minutes to crisp up the skin?

  14. Looks good. Question: Breast side “Up” or “Down”?

  15. Can you stuff the chicken with stuffing ?

  16. JenniferH says:

    Could this work for a frozen whole chicken?

    • Iv’e never done this…can any of they other readers help?

    • I put mine in frozen and it works every time. Just add a little chicken stock and veggies to the bottom and I have a nice dinner when I get home. I also use the left overs for chicken burritos and those are even better!

  17. I made this tonight and it was excellent. I used onions as the platform and it really added to the flavor. I definitely will be doing this again.

  18. Mine in crock pot now. I put onion and red pots in bottom along with fresh crushed garlic.
    I then poured a box of Quinoa across the top. Hoping for
    enough liquid for the quinoa. I also stuffed the cavity with carrot, celery, onion and a few Apple
    Slices. Looking forward to a fantastic dinner tonight. Oh then I topped with fresh rosemary.

  19. I just got a crockpot where you can put the ‘crock’ on the stove as it is a pan and then transfer it to the heating element of the pot part of the crockpot. So I wonder if I should saute some veggies and then put the chicken in on top to cook?I have carrots and potatoes but apples sound good as well!

  20. chantelle says:

    I am anxious to try this recipe tonight. Is there any way of making the skin any least but crispy?

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