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Cooking Chicken in Crockpot {Juicy Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken}

Cooking an entire Chicken in the Slow Cooker will save you so much time and leaves you with a juicy chicken!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, crockpot, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 287 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


  • 1 whole chicken 4 – 5 lbs
  • 1-2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 carrots
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 cup water or chicken stock


  1. Thoroughly clean and rinse the chicken, inside and out. Pat dry with a paper towel.

  2. Season all over the outside as well as the inside cavity, using salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

  3. Peel the carrots and the onion. Cut the onion into thick wedges.
  4. Lay the carrots and onion at the bottom of the cooking bowl to create a “rack” of sorts on which the chicken will rest.
  5. Place the chicken on top of the carrots and onion and add a cup of either water or chicken broth.
  6. Cover with lid and cook on low for 5 – 6 hours. Chicken is done when a meat thermometer placed into the thickest part of the thigh registers 160 – 165°F.

To Crisp the Skin (Optional)

  1. Remove the chicken very carefully and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Set your oven temperature to "broil" and insert the chicken into the oven to brown the skin. It will only take a couple minutes, so watch closely the entire time. As soon as you see the skin start to brown, remove from oven to prevent over-cooking.
  3. After removing from oven, allow the chicken rest for 5 – 8 minutes so that the internal juices re-distribute themselves through the chicken.

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Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
Cooking Chicken in Crockpot {Juicy Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 491mg21%
Potassium 324mg9%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 3575IU72%
Vitamin C 3.9mg5%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.