Crockpot Chicken requires only a whole chicken and 5 ingredients, is super simple, and tastes delicious. Great for those days when you are on the go!

Crockpot Whole Chicken

This Crockpot Whole Chicken is tender, juicy, and flavorful.

I love making meals and main dishes in the crock pot. It breaks up the dinner making process into shorter, easier sessions. I also love being able to use it in the summer when it’s 100+ degrees outside, so I don’t have to heat up my house as much.

Crockpot Chicken requires only a whole chicken and 5 ingredients, is super simple, and tastes delicious. Great for those days when you are on the go!

Another great perk is that is isn’t so absolute, as far as cooking time. I can put something in the crock pot in the morning or early afternoon and when I am ready for it, it is ready for me. I have never, ever burnt or overcooked anything in over 20 years of crock pot cooking.

Crock-pot-chickenYou can have this chicken with a couple of side dishes, I usually serve it with a starch (rice or potatoes) and fresh steamed or roasted veggies, or you can use the chicken for other recipes like these Chicken & Black Bean Burritos.

Crockpot Chicken requires only a whole chicken and 5 ingredients, is super simple, and tastes delicious. Great for those days when you are on the go!

Crockpot Chicken requires only a whole chicken and 5 ingredients, is super simple, and tastes delicious. Great for those days when you are on the go!

Here is the chicken in the crock pot, ready to be covered and cooked. I tied the legs up with kitchen string because they were floppy. I don’t always tie up the legs, only if they are particularly floppy like this chicken was.

Crockpot Whole Chicken

Crockpot Chicken requires only a whole chicken and 5 ingredients, is super simple, and tastes delicious. Great for those days when you are on the go! Related

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 8h
  • Total Time: 8h 10m
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (5-6 pounds)
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  1. Either spray the inside of the crock pot with cooking spray or use a plastic liner. Make four aluminum foil balls and place in the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Remove the neck and other chicken parts, rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Mix paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl. Rub on chicken and place chicken on top of foil balls in the crock pot.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 4-4 1/2 hours or on low for 6 1/2-8 hours on high.

Crockpot Chicken requires only a whole chicken and 5 ingredients, is super simple, and tastes delicious. Great for those days when you are on the go!

 

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  • Sue Etter August 24, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    As a nurse crockpot cooking is a must. I like simple prep after working 12 hours, but have never tried a whole chicken. This looks awesome.

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd August 24, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      The seasoning makes it really flavorful and it couldn’t be easier. It is also an economical way to buy chicken. I am thankful for people like you that choose to work serving others, thanks!

      Reply
  • Anna August 23, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    What is the reason for putting chicken on foil balls? Wouldn’t it be better to cut up some veggies to make a bed for the chicken?

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd August 23, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      You could certainly use vegetables. I prefer the foil balls because the chicken gives off a lot of juice mixed with grease from the skin and we are trying to cut down on our fat consumption.

      Reply
  • Candice | Whole Health Hacks May 12, 2016 at 1:17 am

    This looks so easy and delicious! I’m always in need of crockpot recipes, so I’ll make sure to save this one for later.

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd May 12, 2016 at 3:24 am

      Using the crock pot is great, especially when it is hot out.Thanks for stopping by.

      Reply

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