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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe

The easiest Slow Cooker Whole Chicken! Crock pot Rotisserie chicken is easier than you think and this crock pot whole chicken literally falls off the bone.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 1 whole chicken (4-6 lbs)
  • 2 onions
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Peel and slice the onions into large thick slices. Place them at the bottom of a crock pot.
  • Place the chicken in the crock pot (breast side up). Use a basting brush to rub the olive oil all over the skin of the chicken.
  • Mix all the seasonings together in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the chicken and use the basting brush to coat the chicken with the seasonings.
  • Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours, or cook on high for 2-3 hours.
  • Make sure chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Remove chicken from crock pot carefully.
  • Let the chicken sit for 5-10 minutes. Then slice and serve. Enjoy!


If you want to have crispy skin like you get with roasted chicken, place the chicken in a baking dish or cookie sheet and broil for 4-5 minutes. Just keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn!
Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.  


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 201IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg