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Crockpot Whole Chicken

Making a whole rotessierie style chicken is a snap in the Crockpot.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot Whole Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 599 kcal


  • 5 pound chicken giblets removed and patted dry
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons steak seasoning coarse gourmet style blend
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Season whole chicken inside and out. Spray slow cooker insert wkith non stick cooking spray for easier clean up. Place chicken on foil balls inside crockpot and cook on high for 3-4 hours. Instant Read thermometer should read 165 degrees when inserted in thickest part of thigh..

Recipe Notes

I like to use the juices at the bottom of the slow cooker to baste the chicken while it is resting, just to add even more flavor.

Though the skin is flavorful, it doesn't really get crispy with this cooking method.

I use a 6 quart slow cooker and my chicken fits perfectly.

Resist opening the lid to check progress. Slow cookers take a long time to come back up to temperature and cooking time will need to be extended.

Cooking time really varies with slow cookers. If your slow cooker runs hot on the high setting, it may be ready closer to the 3 hour mark. If you are using a larger chicken, it will probably be ready around 4 hours. 

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Whole Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 599 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 204mg68%
Sodium 193mg8%
Potassium 575mg16%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 51g102%
Vitamin A 1322IU26%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.