We have a couple of frozen chickens in our freezer, and I’ve been wanting to roast them but haven’t wanted to spend all day near the kitchen. I then wondered whether it was possible to roast a chicken in the crockpot?
A quick consulation with google informed me that yes, it was possible, so I decided to give it a whirl. If you’d like a delicious, fall-off-the-bone-tender, succulent chicken dinner with minimal work, this is a great technique! Try it and a perfect chicken will be waiting for you when you get home from work–and your house will smell delicious, too!
Roast a Whole Chicken in your Crockpot
Free from peanut, tree nut, egg, dairy, soy, wheat/gluten, fish, shellfish, corn, and seeds!
- 1 whole chicken
- 1 tsp salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 garlic clove
- Place four wadded-up balls of aluminum foil in the bottom of your crockpot.
- Remove the neck and giblets from your chicken, rinse it, and pat dry.
- Mix all the spices together and apply the dry rub all over the bird's surface, including inside the cavity. Place the garlic clove inside the body cavity. (A pre-mixed dry rub, or different formulation works fine, adjust to your taste.)
- Place the chicken on top of the foil balls.
- Cover and cook on low all day. If you're a little shorter on time, cook for 2 hours on high and then reduce heat to low for remaining cook time.
- A half hour before serving, siphon out the juice with a turkey baster and keep cooking. You could even leave the lid off for this last half-hour. Save your juice for a soup base, it's delicious!
The foil balls don’t need to be big, you just want to elevate the chicken a little, so the bottom doesn’t get too soggy. You could use large chunks of potato or another thick vegetable as well.
See, it fits! Even in my old 4 quart machine. This is still raw, coated in my dry rub and ready to make my house smell delicious!
The resulting chicken is fall-off-the-bone tender and oh, so delicious!
Would you like to come over for dinner? This makes a meal big enough to share!
And don’t forget to save the juice you pulled out, it will make a delicious soup base for another day!
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