It doesn’t get any easier than this. I found this recipe on-line a few years ago and have made several variations, but this is the simplest one I have made. Simple is good. We have this at least twice a month at our house. It is a great dish to have on a night when you know you are going to be busy or getting home late. It’s done when you get home AND your house smells FANTASTIC!
1 large roasting chicken
1 small lemon
After making sure there aren’t any gizzards, etc. in the cavity of the chicken, cut the lemon in half and place both halves of the lemon in the cavity of the chicken then place the chicken in the crockpot. Sprinkle a little bit of salt, pepper and poultry seasoning on the chicken. Put the lid on the crockpot and cook on low for 4-8 hours. (Ours is usually done within five hours at the most.)
Variations: You can put just about any reasonable spice on this chicken that you want to and it will turn out tasting great. You could use paprika, lemon pepper, garlic salt, thyme, cayenne…get creative.
We usually have this dish with a veggie that can be prepared quickly and some bread and butter with honey on it. Again, very quick, but yummy.
What does the family think? Hubby and I love this dish. It is definitely a comfort food in our house. Our boys aren’t huge chicken fans, but they’ll eat it.
4 Responses to Whole Chicken Crock Pot Recipe
I love chicken in a crock pot. I usually throw in potatoes and carrots with ours.
I love that you can use the leftovers for so much — chicken salad, chicken tacos, chicken tetrazzini…sound like Bubba, don’t I? Anytime I can cook once, eat twice I LOVE it.
I’m sure it’s great, but I don’t do any thing that requires me to check a chicken’s body cavity or clean up it’s bones afterward.
You don’t do carcasses? Is that what you are telling me?