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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken on a white plate

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

I love rotisserie chicken but nothing beats homemade. This Slow Cooker Whole Chicken is simple to make and taste even better than store-bought. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 424 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan


  • 5 pounds whole chicken (neck and giblets removed)
  • 1 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoons paprika


  1. Place foil in the bottom of the slow cooker like a rack.

  2. Mix seasoning with lemon juice, oil, and all seasonings then rub onto your chicken.

  3. Cook on high for 3-4 hours.

Recipe Notes

  • Tip: The foil well help keep your chicken out of any liquid that will come from your chicken while cooking. Keeping it out of the water will prevent it from getting soggy.
  • Tip: For a crispy skin place your chicken on a sheet pan and place in the oven on broil for 3 minutes on the lower rack until the skin is crispy.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 136mg45%
Sodium 710mg30%
Potassium 370mg11%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 829IU17%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.