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This slow cooker whole chicken is a deliciously seasoned Sunday dinner style chicken made with the help of a crock pot.

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 whole chicken
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This slow cooker whole chicken recipe is a deliciously seasoned Sunday dinner style chicken made with the help of a crock pot. It’s a super simple meal option that will be the centerpiece of your dinner table.


Ingredients

  • 1 Whole chicken, 4 – 5 pounds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch of cayenne

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together all of the spices. Set aside.
  2. Tear off 2 pieces of heavy duty foil. 8 inches wide each. Roll each piece lengthwise into a loose tube. Place the foil into the bottom of the slow cooker insert, creating a rack for the chicken.
  3. Wash chicken and remove giblet bag. Pat the chicken dry inside and out with paper towels.
  4. Rub the chicken inside and out with the spice mix.
  5. Place the chicken breast side up into the prepared slow cooker insert.
  6. Cover and cook on High for 3-4 hours or on Low for 6-8 hours.  The chicken is done when a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion of the chicken thigh reads at least 165 degrees F.
  7. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker to a platter, allowing a few minutes to cool before carving.

Keywords: chicken, slow cooker, dinner,rotisserie chicken, sunday dinner