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.
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.
You 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.
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.