Crock Pot Roasted Chicken

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 5 minutes

Crock Pot Roasted Chicken is one of the best ways to prep for dinners for the week and to a wonderful meal ready for when you finish a busy day.

Roast chicken in the crock pot.

This Crock Pot Roasted Chicken is so much better than anything you can buy in the store. It is cooked low and slow and gives a chance for all the amazing juices to enhance the chicken. here.

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What We Love About This Slow Cooker Roast Chicken Recipe

These crockpot whole chicken recipes are great on their own or a base for so many incredible dishes and casseroles. Plus the enticing smell that fills the house will make everyone ready and excited for dinner.

  • 5 Minute Prep: So quick and easy you can prep the night before or do it in the morning it is so super easy.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only a few easy ingredients and you are good.
  • Adaptable: Can make it into so many delicious meals.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: The leftovers can be transformed into soups, stews or casseroles for the week.
Crock Pot Roasted Chicken

Ingredient Notes for Crock Pot Roasted Chicken

  • Whole Chicken: One whole 4 to 5 pound chicken that you need to remove the giblets, wash and pat the chicken dry with paper towels.
  • Paprika: The color and flavor are add to the chicken.
  • Carrots: Baby carrots are great because you do not have to peel or cut them.
  • Celery: Chop into uniform pieces.
  • All Purpose Blend: All the spices that you will need to add major flavor to the chicken. Salt pepper, onion powder, garlic powder etc.

Equipment Needed for Crock Pot Roasted Chicken

How to Make Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

These are the basic steps for making whole chicken in the crockpotPlease refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Chicken to place int he slow cooker.

STEP 1: LAYER

Begin by adding chopped vegetables to the slow cooker. Then roll up 4 pieces of aluminum foil into balls and place in the slow cooker and then place the chicken on top.

STEP 2: SEASON

Next, in a small bowl, combine paprika and the House Seasoning Blend and sprinkle all over the chicken. Cooking time on high for 6 hours or low for eight hours. The chicken cooks until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees when a meat thermometer is placed in the thickest part of the bird.

Prep and Storage Tips for Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This is a recipe that you make when you need it and have it for dinner that night and leftover meals through out the week. You can however, prep and cut your vegetables and have them in zi ptop bags or airtight containers so you can just throw them in the slow cooker in the morning.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store any leftover chicken in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Remove the chicken from the bone and store in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to six months,

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat the chicken in the microwave, on the stovetop or in the oven. Add a little chicken stock or chicken broth so that the moisture of the chicken is retained.

Frequently Asked Questions about Slow Cooker Chicken

CAN YOU COOK A WHOLE CHICKEN IN A SLOW COOKER?

Of course you can, the size of the chicken that you can cook depends on the size of your crock pot. for a 4 to five pound chicken, you will need a six to seven quart crock pot.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT SEASONING?

Indeed, you can use the flavor profile that you enjoy and also what you might use the remainder of the chicken for. Therefore you can try spices such as: Favorite Italian Seasoning Substitute, Fajitas Seasoning Recipe or whatever your family likes.

HOW DO YOU CARVE A WHOLE CHICKEN?

Attached is a video that will show you the best way for carving and getting the most meat from your bird.

 Crock Pot Roasted Chicken

Expert Tips for Making This Crock Pot Roasted Chicken Recipe

  • Add Lemon: Place lemon slices in the cavity of the chicken for a citrus flavor to the whole chicken.
  • Fresh Herbs: Bundle together some fresh herbs such as rosemary or thyme and cook along with the chicken.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add cook parts of the chicken using this method. Try cooking chicken breasts, legs or whatever you can purchase on sale.
  • Alternate ingredient: place a little butter or herb butter under the skin of the chicken before cooking to infuse the bird with flavor.
  • Leftovers: Make chicken sandwiches with Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad or Chicken Enchilada Skillet or anything you would use rotisserie chicken for.

What to Serve with Crock Pot Roasted Chicken

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Crock Pot Roasted Chicken
5 from 2 votes

Crock Pot Roasted Chicken

Yield: 6 people
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 5 minutes
Crock Pot Roasted Chicken is one of the best ways to prep for dinners for the week and to a wonderful meal ready for when you finish a busy day.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken, giblets removed and washed/patted dry
  • 1/2 tablespoon Paprika
  • 2 tablespoon All Purpose Blend
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

Instructions

  • Add chopped veggies to the bowl of slow cooker. 
  • Roll up 4 pieces of tinfoil into 2 inch balls and place in slow cooker.
  • Place chicken in slow cooker on top of tin foil balls.
  • Combine paprika and House Seasoning Blend and sprinkle seasoning mixture all over chicken.
  • Cook for 6 hours on high or 8 hours on low.

Expert Tips

  • Add Lemon: Place lemon slices in the cavity of the chicken for a citrus flavor to the whole chicken.
  • Fresh Herbs: Bundle together some fresh herbs such as rosemary or thyme and cook along with the chicken.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add cook parts of the chicken using this method. Try cooking chicken breasts, legs or whatever you can purchase on sale.
  • Alternate ingredient: place a little butter or herb butter under the skin of the chicken before cooking to infuse the bird with flavor.
  • Leftovers: Make chicken sandwiches with Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad or Chicken Enchilada Skillet or anything you would use rotisserie chicken for.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 2428mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1966IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, crock pot, slow cooker

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