Cook A Whole Chicken In Your Crockpot And The Meat Will Melt Off The Bone

Cook A Whole Chicken In Your Crockpot And Dinner Will Be Rescued!

Do you have a magic plan for keeping your family fed with easy and nutritious meals?  It’s a full time job, but this recipe to cook a whole chicken in your crockpot may save your sanity!



Some Mom friends and I were recently talking about tricks and tips for meal planning and making sure the family is fed each night…especially when we are running in different directions at different times.  You can be a planner extraordinaire and still struggle with this.  Just when you think you have it figured out, schedules will shift and the plan falls apart.  Is anyone else out there in the same boat?  My hand is raised high on this one! So my friend asked me if I had ever made a whole chicken in the Crockpot.  What?  You can do that?  Where has this recipe been all my life?  Why have I never heard of this?  Well I am here to tell you…this recipe has saved dinner!

After taking an informal poll, I have concluded that about half of the home cooks that I know have never heard of this method.  So, I feel obligated to deliver this good news to you newbies!  The ease of this recipe is astounding.  It simply involves some spices, olive oil, onion and the chicken.  No liquid needed!  When I make it, I use my spice rub mixture that I keep on hand (see the link below), which makes the prep time even faster.  The Kitchen Wife is bringing you all the details of this recipe, including the fact that you can use either a fresh or frozen bird.  Imagine how much time you will have for mani/pedis!


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Here’s the ingredient list so you can cook a whole chicken in your Crockpot tonight!

  • 1 Whole Chicken, frozen or thawed (a 5 pounder is good)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Paprika
  • 1 tbsp. Seasoning Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Thyme
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Onion

Complete recipe at The Kitchen Wife!




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