My crockpot usually gets a little break over the Summer with our more laid back schedules. But when school starts up again, and we start juggling evening ball practices with homework, my classes at the gym, and Wednesday night church services, well then my crockpot is almost working overtime!! I love that my crockpot meals offer our family a healthy meal that can come together quickly without a lot of fuss. And this recipe is one of our family’s favorites! You’ll never need to quickly buy a Rotisserie chicken from your grocery store again!
The Best Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot
• 2 teaspoons paprika
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon onion powder
• 1 teaspoon thyme
• ½ teaspoon garlic powder
• ¼ teaspoon cayenne (red) pepper
• ¼ teaspoon black pepper
• 1 onion
• 1 large chicken
1. Combine the dried spices in a small bowl.
2. Loosely chop the onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
3. Remove any giblets from the chicken and then rub the spice mixture all over. You can even put some of the spices inside the cavity and under the skin covering the breasts.
4. Put prepared chicken on top of the onions in the slow cooker, cover it, and turn it on to high. There is no need to add any liquid.
5. Cook for 4 – 5 hours (for a 3 or 4 pound chicken) or until the chicken is falling off the bone. Don’t forget to make your homemade stock with the leftover bones!