How to make cook a whole chicken in the Crock Pot
Hey friends! With this being the busiest time of the year, I like to really put my crock pot to use. I don’t care how easy a dish may be- if I can put in in my crock pot, I will! Lately, whole chickens have been cheaper than usual at my local grocery store, so I’ve bought a few with several recipes in mind. I figured that if I made one whole chicken, I could make at least 4 freezer meals out of it. So after I planned my four meals, I decided to cook the chicken. How did I cook the chicken? Not in the oven.. Not on my stovetop.. I cooked the whole chicken in my Crock Pot, and OMG!! It was so juicy and tender! Let me tell you how I did it.
To be completely honest, there really isn’t much to this recipe. I simply season the chicken then stuff the chicken’s cavity with onions and whole garlic cloves.
Instead of using chicken broth for this recipe, I used plain ol’ water. I didn’t want to over season the chicken with a broth, because I’m using this chicken for several different recipes. Once everything was done, I reserved the liquid from the Crock Pot, and froze it so that I can make a nice pot of homemade chicken broth at a later date. FYI, you can use chicken broth is you want to.
Whole Chicken Made in the Crock Pot
- 4-6 lb whole chicken cleaned and cavity emptied
- 2 medium sized yellow onions chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 tsp of poultry seasoning
- 2 tsp celery seed
- 2 tbsp of olive oil or an vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash original seasoning
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 4 cups water
- Drizzle the olive oil all over the chicken.
- Sprinkle on all of the seasonings, then rub all over the chicken.
- Stuff the chicken cavity with the onions and garlic cloves. If there are any leftover onions, toss them into the Crock Pot.
- Place the chicken into the Crock Pot, then pour in 4 cups of water.
- Cover the Crock Pot with the lid, then set the Crock Pot on HIGH, and let cook for 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours.
- CAREFULLY remove the chicken from the Crock Pot, and place it into a bake dish.
- Turn your oven on BROIL.
- Place the chicken into the oven, and broil until the skin turns golden brown.
- Remove from the oven, let cool, and Serve.
Like many of my recipes, I didn’t use any salt. I used a salt free seasoning. You CAN use salt if you choose.
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