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Whole Chicken In A Crock Pot

This recipe will make you a great whole chicken with lots of flavor and fall off the bone meat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: whole chicken crock pot recipe, whole chicken in a slow cooker recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 472kcal
Author: Bob


  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 White onion
  • 2 Carrots (peeled)


  • Trim the chicken by removing any extra fat and make sure to look inside and take out the gizzards if there are any.
  • Pat the chicken dry and pour olive oil over the chicken rubbing it all over the entire chicken.
  • Mix your seasoning together and sprinkle salt all over the top on the bird and then coat the whole bird generously with the seasoning.
  • Prepare your onion and carrots by rough chopping them and placing at the bottom of the crock pot.
  • Place the whole chicken on top of the veggies, put the crock pot on the high setting, cover and cook.
    After about 3 1/2 - 4 hours check the temperature inside the chicken. You want the internal temp to be at least 165 degrees.
  • For crispier skin on the chicken put it in the oven under the broiler for 5-10 minutes. Watch it very carefully because it can burn QUICKLY!
  • Pull the bird and let it rest for 10 minutes or so and then serve and enjoy.



Serving: 4g | Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5383IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg