Whole Chicken in a Crockpot

by GettingFreedom on September 9, 2013

Easy  meals are my favorite.  Which make crockpot meals rank pretty high on my list of go-to recipes.

One of my absolute favorites is a whole chicken in a crockpot.  During our busy sports seasons and the fall and winter months I make a whole chicken in a crockpot a couple of times a month.  It makes enough for our family to make multiple meals out of and my crockpot is the one doing all the work.

Whole Chicken in a Crockpot

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Whole Chicken in a Crockpot


  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 whole chicken


  1. Rinse your chicken and place into a large crockpot.
  2. Sprinkle with your favorite seasonings. Our favorites are paprika, garlic, salt and onion powder. Although I often sprinkle it with a little bit of parsley, too.
  3. Cook on low for 7 hours or high for 3-4.


Most of the time I just sprinkle my seasonings on top of the chicken, so the measurements are purely estimates.

Don't throw out the liquid that is left in the crockpot! After you've removed all of the chicken from the bones, throw the bones back in the crockpot with the reserved liquid and place on low overnight. When you wake up you'll have chicken broth.


For this meal I made a homemade honey mustard sauce and drizzled it over our chicken, which I served on fresh spinach with a side of roasted vegetables.

So good!  And incredibly easy!

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