This is a great way to cook a chicken, so tender and moist! This is one of my most requested recipes because it’s so delicious!
I love making chicken in the crock pot because it always turns out perfect! This is a great recipe that uses lots of spices to give your chicken a nice flavor. If you have time you can prep your chicken the night before, put the spices on and put it in the fridge over night. If you are in a hurry or didn’t plan ahead you can definitely skip this step and you will still have a delicious chicken. I skip this step a lot because I usually don’t plan ahead or think to do this the night before, but if you want some extra flavor I would take that extra step to let those spices sink in overnight. This would also save you some time in the morning.
This makes a wonderful meal served with a full plate of veggies. You can even serve some mashed cauliflower with butter or gravy on top! My kids love having mashed cauliflower, instead of potatoes, with lots of butter on it. It’s just so yummy! When I started the Ketogenic diet, I actually didn’t eat much cauliflower, but now we serve it quite a bit, especially when it is prices low at the store. I find since I started drinking Keto/os eating healthy is so much easier and so much better! Who knew you could crave veggies?
This is a really easy meal to make if you are following a low carb or Ketogenic diet. If you leave it in the crock pot for the day, then the spices and chicken combination will smell wonderful by supper time! Overall this is a great recipe because the chicken turns out so juicy! I actually used two small chickens for mine. You should plan accordingly, based upon the size of your crock pot.
Crock pot chicken is also a great idea for Thanksgiving or Christmas if you are cooking a small chicken or turkey. I promise that you will have a very moist and tasty chicken for your dinner.
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Crock Pot Whole Chicken
- 4 teaspoons salt (per recipe reviews 2 tsp is better)
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Large roasting chicken you can use 2 small ones
- 1 cup chopped onion optional
- In a small bowl, combine the spices.
- Remove any giblets from chicken and rinse chicken.
- Rub spice mixture onto the chicken.
- Place in resealable plastic bag and refrigerate overnight. (optional)
- When ready to cook, put chopped onion in bottom of crock pot.
- Add chicken. No liquid is needed! The chicken will make its own juices.
- Cook on low 6-8 hours.