4 HOUR JUICY Slow Cooker Meal for a 6 Pound Whole Chicken! This easy recipe makes the entire meal in the crock pot, including potatoes and other vegetables! You’ll love how simple it is to cook a HEALTHY Rotisserie Chicken meal! This is one of my favorite crockpot dinners!
I’ve been big on Slow Cooker recipes lately. Last week I shared with you my Slow Cooker Bread, and this week I’m sharing the main course to go with it – a whole chicken! This chicken is juicy, full of flavor and is so easy to make!
This recipe makes a 5-7 pound whole chicken in the slow cooker in 4 hours on high. Alternatively you could set it to 7 hours on low. The key to making a juicy chicken in the slow cooker is that you want to give it some liquid to become moist, but you don’t want it to sit in the liquid. The solution is that you cut up a bunch of vegetables so the chicken has a “bed” to be placed on, keeping it above the liquid for the majority of cooking time.
What that also does is provide you a full meal, so you have your whole chicken and vegetables! I cut up potatoes, celery, carrots and onions to place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
This Slow Cooker Whole Chicken recipe is going to give you a very tasty chicken but you need to help it out with some seasoning! Rub 1 teaspoon paprika and 1 tablespoon chicken poultry seasoning all over the chicken, top and bottom.
Place your chopped up vegetables in the slow cooker and then place your whole chicken on top.
Close the lid and cook on high for 4 hours, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees. Now sit back and relax while your kitchen starts to smell amazing! This is one of the many bonuses to owning a slow cooker!
After the chicken is finished cooking, remove it from the slow cooker and cut it up. What’s your favorite part? Thankfully Matthew loves white meat and I love dark meat so there’s no kitchen table fights over the drumstick!
And remember those vegetables we cut up? They’re delicious too! Serve them as a side dish and you have a easy chicken meal for your family!
Hope you enjoy this 4 HOUR Juicy Slow Cooker Whole Chicken recipe!
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4 HOUR Juicy Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
4 HOUR Juicy Slow Cooker Meal for a 6 Pound Whole Chicken! This easy recipe makes the entire meal in the crock pot, including potatoes and other vegetables! You'll love how simple it is to cook a HEALTHY Rotisserie Chicken meal! This is one of my favorite crockpot dinners!
- 4 cups vegetables potatoes, carrots, celery, onions
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 6 pound whole chicken giblets removed
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon chicken poultry rub
- salt and pepper
This recipe calls for 4 cups of vegetables. It's up to you how you want to divide it up. I like to do 2 cups of potatoes and 2 cups of carrots, celery and onions. For the potatoes, peel and quarter. Fo the carrots, peel and chop up. For the celery and onions, chop. Place the vegetables in the bottom of your slow cooker.
Pour chicken broth on top of the vegetables.
Rinse your whole chicken under cold water. Make sure you take the giblets out of the cavity. Pat your chicken dry with paper towels. Rub paprika, poultry rub and salt and pepper to taste all over the chicken - top and bottom.
Place chicken on top of the vegetables in the slow cooker. Close lid.
Cook on high for 4 HOURS or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Recipe featured at The Weekend Potluck!