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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Author Mommypotamus



  • Rinse and dry chicken.
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper and any other herbs/spices desired.
  • Place chicken in slow cooker – no liquid needed – and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-7 hours. I like to place my breast-side-down so that it is as moist an juicy as possible, but either way works. The time will vary somewhat depending on the weight of the chicken, so insert a meat thermometer between the leg and the breast – it should read at least 165F.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and let it rest for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Optional extra step: To brown the skin, place the chicken under a broiler on high for about five minutes before serving.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg