Crock Pot Roast Chicken

Recently, a local grocery store had whole chickens on a really good sale.  I have never made a whole chicken before, so I thought I'd try it while the prices were so low that I wouldn't feel bad if I ruined it.  I figured I could do it in my crockpot, since that's pretty much fool proof. 

Start with a whole chicken.  Be sure to pull the bag of giblets out from inside the chicken.  This really grossed me out, which made my husband laugh, so he took a picture.

Rinse the chicken and pat dry.

Assemble the seasonings: salt, pepper, parsley, onion powder, Tony's, paprika, and garlic powder. I didn't really measure any of them out. I just poured them into a bowl and shook them together.

Sprinkle the spice mixture over the chicken and rub them in. Coat both sides of the chicken and even sprinkle some on the inside.

Peel a small yellow onion.  Cut it in half, then into quaters. Lay the onion pieces in the bottom of the crock pot.

Place the chicken on top of the onions.  Cook on low for 5 hours.
When it gets done, you will have the juciest, most flavorful chicken perfect for eating on its own or in any recipe that calls for pre-cooked chicken!  So delicious =)


  1. Great job! I know how you feel in pulling out the giblets. yuck! My first year of marriage, I volunteered to do the turkey. I didn't really know what I was getting myself into. I did it though, with much laughing from my husband at my exclamations. I'm not going to cook a turkey again for awhile...

    Thanks for linking up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!!

  2. Good Job!! I love using my crock pot every chance I get and am always looking for new recipes. One question though: What's "Tony's"?

  3. Tony's is a creole seasoning. Absolutely delicious on anything and everything!

  4. I love this idea! How do you know it's done? Do you use a thermometer?

    1. Use a meat thermometer. When it reads 165, it's done. I've found that the 5 hours gets it right every time!


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