Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

by Hoohla
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Chicken is a great healthy option as it is low in fat.

To make this slow cooker whole chicken recipe rub your chicken in a mixture of cayenne pepper, thyme, and paprika.

Leave to marinade overnight and then put in the crockpot for 7 – 8 hours on low or 4 – 5 hours on high.

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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 593kcal


  • 4-5 pound chicken
  • 8 ounces potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 carrots peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion peeled and cut into 12 wedges
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and smashed
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Arrange carrots, onion, garlic, rosemary into a 6-quart slow cooker bowl.
  • Combine salt, paprika, black pepper, and olive oil in a small bowl to make a seasoning paste.
  • Remove the giblets and neck from the chicken. Dry the outside and inside of the chicken with paper towels.
  • Spread the seasoning paste evenly over the chicken skin. Place the chicken up on the vegetables.
  • Cover and cook on the “High” setting for 4 to 5 hours, or “Low” setting for 6 to 8 hours.
  • If you want crispy skin, carefully transfer chicken to a baking tray. Brush the chicken with olive oil and broil 10-inches away from the top of the oven about 5 minutes.
  • To serve, add vegetables to a platter and place chicken on top.

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