This slow cooker whole chicken is an amazing meal you can get cooking so that it’s ready for whenever you go to have dinner.
Once the chicken is cooked it will be deliciously moist, tender and will just melt in your mouth. There is also a range of vegetables to go with the chicken. These will sit underneath the chicken so that they will cook in the juices. This will help ensure that once they’re cooked they are packed full of flavour.
One thing to be aware of is the skin will not crisp up in this recipe since we’re slow cooking it. If you do want crisp skin, then you try grilling the skin at the very end but I would recommend avoid doing this as you could end up with overcooked chicken.
If you end up with leftovers the chicken goes amazing in a sandwich for lunch the next day. You could also use the leftover chicken in something like a butter chicken curry or similar.
If you want to see how to quickly do this recipe, then be sure to check out my video I prepared below. It goes through all the steps to getting this dish prepared and ready for cooking.
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe
2 carrots, cut into chunks
4 potatoes, cut into chunks
1 onion, quartered
Chicken & Seasoning:
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. thyme
3-4 garlic cloves, peeled
1 onion, halved
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 whole chicken
Lightly spray the slow cooker with oil.
Place all the vegetables into the base of the slow cooker.
Rub oil into the outside of the chicken.
Rub the spice mix into the outside of the chicken. Add the garlic, and 1 onion into the cavity.
Place on top of the vegetables in the slow cooker.
Cook on low for 8 hours
Once done remove the chicken & vegetables from the slow cooker.
Serve & Enjoy
If you’re finding it hard fitting your chicken inside the slow cooker you can use poultry scissors to cut it in half.
Assuming you’re not having vegetables but want to keep the chicken from sitting on the bottom of the slow cooker, then you can use some balls of foil to place underneath the chicken. A wire rack can also be used to keep the chicken from sitting on the bottom.
You can add more different varieties of vegetables to this dish. Vegetables such as capsicums, sweet potato, leeks, mushrooms and much more will go amazing in this dish.
If you have the time, then you can coat the chicken in the spices and herbs and leave it to marinade overnight. This will result in much more flavor but it’s still amazing if you don’t do it.
If you’re curious about the impact this delicious chicken dish will have on your diet then you can find all the information you need below. This information is only an estimate but will hopefully be good enough to give you a good idea of what you’re eating.
This roast chicken slow cooker style recipe is certainly one that will please. If you have multiple slow cookers and want dessert, then you should take a look at some my amazing slow cooker dessert recipes. They too are very easy prepare and get cooking in to time at all.
I hope this slow cooker whole chicken comes out to be as good as it did for me. If you have a variation of anything else that you would like to say, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.