How to make it

  • Wad up several sheets of foil to make foil balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place foil balls in slow cooker to cover bottom. This will keep chicken from boiling in the juices. (Alternatively, use a rack if you have one that fits into the bottom of your pot.) Remove package of organs from chicken cavity and discard. Rinse chicken inside and out, and pat dry with a paper towel. Rub or sprinkle your choice of herbs or spices all over the skin – use lots. Place chicken into slow cooker, on top of foil balls, and cook, covered, for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. There is no need to open the lid to check on it during cooking.
  • Remove from slow cooker and place on board to cut apart. (The skin will not be crisp; it will be soft.)
  • Serves 4.
  • Variations: Rub whatever spices and seasonings you prefer on the bird. They're all good. Consider: Cajun; poultry seasoning; lemon juice, garlic and rosemary; hickory smoked salt; adobo; Italian seasoning; curry powder or East Indian spices. Whatever you like!
  • Starting with a frozen bird: You may start with a frozen bird, but make sure you remove the organs from inside the chicken before you freeze it. And note that a frozen bird will not be as malleable as an unfrozen bird, so size is even more critical when it comes to fitting in the Crock-Pot. Prepare and cook bird as noted, for 10 hours on low.

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  • carmenperez 10 years ago
    O M G
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  • beckylavoie 10 years ago
    would've been great it my husband hadn't put water in the bottom (when I left specific instructions not to *sigh*) :-) So I had partly boiled chicken. But it was still good, will make again!
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    " It was excellent "
    sday5 ate it and said...
    This is a great recipe. Who cares if the skin is not crispy you are not going to eat the skin and the meat is very tender and tasty. It is the only way I cook a whole chicken any more.
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  • cactusldy 10 years ago
    This is a great recipe. One of the best chickens I've ever made. I put onion and garlic in the cavity before cooking. I think I'll add a few rosemary sprigs next time. Thank you for the great EASY recipe!
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  • rrooster 11 years ago
    I'm trying this for a picnic tomorrow, :-P
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  • rosemaryblue 11 years ago
    Great recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    tpatti ate it and said...
    Mamajune, I have made this and loved it, I think I must have gotten the recipe from you before. Now you can make this in your new slow cooker!
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  • mamajune 11 years ago
    No there is no liquid in this recipe.As the chicken cooks it makes it own liquid.
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  • alaskanmom 11 years ago
    Love the crock pot. Have never done a chicken in there. Thanks for posting. Just the foil & seasoned chicken are all that go in there, no liquids?
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  • zena824 11 years ago
    How smart..... Im gonna try this..... WOW.. this is awesome...
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