Slow Cooker Whole Roast Chicken

Slow Cooker Whole Roast Chicken

Yes, you can roast a WHOLE chicken in your slow cooker! The spice rub in this recipe loads flavor into the chicken, and placing a layer of onions on the bottom of your slow cooker allows the chicken to cook all the way through. You don’t even need to add any liquid or oil—the whole chicken will release its own moisture and fat, so the meat turns out soft and tender. Plus, fresh whole chicken is sold at the cheapest price per ounce, and making your own will always be cheaper than buying a rotisserie chicken from the store!


  • 1 onion peeled & cut into wedges
  • 4 pound (LB) whole chicken skin & insides removed, washed & patted dry
  • Spice Rub
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Procedure

  • Wash chicken and pat dry. Remove insides and tie legs together with twine.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine spices. (You can also use 2 Tbsp of YOUR favorite spices!)
  • Rub outside of chicken with spice mixture and coat thoroughly.
  • Place onion wedges in a layer in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Add chicken on top of onions.
  • Cook on low in slow cooker for 6 to 8 hours (depending on size), or on high for 4 hours. Be sure to check on your chicken throughout the process, because sizes and cooking times will vary!
  • Remove chicken and onions from slow cooker and serve!
  • Yields ~32 oz. roasted chicken meat.
  • 1g total carbs | 0g fiber | 1g net carbs
  • Nutritional Info

    Serving: 4 ounce serving
    8 servings
    Calories: 147

    • 1g Carbs

    • 5g Fat

    • 23g Protein

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