Slow cooker roasted chicken

Have you ever roasted a chicken in your crock pot? So easy, healthier, and convenient! This Slow cooker roasted chicken is just perfect.

Slow cooker roasted chicken

This is my first time making slow cooker roasted chicken. For sure it will not be the last.

I had other recipes to post before this one but I figured I bump this slow cooker chicken to the top and share it first. After all, it is a killer easy recipe!

I was really surprised at how easy it was to make this slow cooker roasted chicken. For my first time around I just used dried spices but next time I am going to incorporate some veggies like potatoes and carrots. You can really use any dried spices of your choice, so feel free to get creative with the flavors.

I paired this Slow cooker roasted chicken with some roasted veggies I roasted in the oven but next time I will be adding them to the slow cooker together with the chicken. This way it will be easier.

If you are going to make this there is one little trick some of my facebook followers gave me. Place 4 foil balls under the chicken so that the chicken is above the bottom of the slow cooker and won’t cook with the juices.

Another thing I did was to place the chicken under the broiler for 5 minutes after it was done to get it crispy and browned. You don’t have to do this but it gives the chicken a nice look to it as well!

Next time make this Slow cooker roasted chicken I will get a bigger chicken, the 4.5 lbs was not enough. I think a 6lbs chicken will be way better. After all, there are five people to feed at my home.

Enjoy!

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This is the before and after cooking the chicken. Not bad right? I am going to make this recipe from now on any type I need to roast a chicken. It was so so easy!

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Use any dried spices of your choice. I use the ones in this picture. You can also see the foil balls I used to make a rack for the chicken to sit above the bottom of the slow cooker.

Slow cooker roasted chicken

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Slow cooker roasted chicken

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4 hours

Ingredients:

  • 4.5-6 lbs organic chicken
  • Dried spices of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lemon, optional
  • Celtic salt

Directions:

In your 6 quart slow cooker place 4 foil balls in the bottom of the slow cooker creating a foil ball rack. This prevents the chicken to simmer in the juices. Rub the butter all over the chicken and sprinkle the spices of your choice and salt over. If using, drizzle some lemon juice over the chicken and place one half lemon inside the chicken.

Set your slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. My chicken was 4.5 lbs and I cooked it for 4 hours on high. After the 4 hours place the chicken in a roasting pan and place under the broiler for up to 5 minutes to brown the top of the chicken. You can skip this step if you like but it gives the chicken a better finish.

Serve as desired. I did with roasted veggies.

Recipe inspired by bakeaholic mama

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15 comments

  1. Chicken this way is the BEST!!! I just posted about it on Monday. Your skin looks so pretty and and brown. Mine never gets like that so I broil it for a minute and it crisps up.

  2. Never mind…. you did that to. Hahaha I can read I swear.

  3. This is made in sow cooker? Really? wow…looks amazing!
    I am doing a slow cooker chicken breast now, but with herbs and lots of water (well, I want the herb soup for the lunch)…next time I do the grocery shopping, definitely get myself a whole bird to try.

  4. The chicken looks amazing and so beautifully roasted. I love such healthy chicken recipes.

  5. Love this idea!! And good tip about the foil balls so the chicken doesn’t sit in it’s own fat drippings :) Definitely trying this…I’ve seen others do it and keep forgetting to try! It would also be a great way to cook chicken and shred it to use in recipes later on :)

  6. Thanks to remind me this recipe. Actually, I did it once, not on purpose, we wanted a roasted chicken, I had just started to prepare it, than we had have to help right away a friend, so i decided to cool down the temperature, and let it cooked slowly, till we came back…five hours later. OMG, the meat was so tender and tasty, what a good surprise for us. Since then, we didn’t cook it again, you just remind me it, thank you:)

  7. I never realized you could make a whole chicken in a slow cooker! Good to know!

  8. I love making chicken in the slow cooker! Great idea to stick the chicken under the broiler to crisp up the skin!

  9. This looks amazing–so trying this!!

  10. I have never thought of making a roast chicken in the slow cooker before… I can totally see why you’d want to broil it afterward to get that amazing color and texture though. I am bookmarking this recipe now!

  11. The chicken looks amazing and so beautifully roasted. I love such healthy chicken recipes.

  12. This is yummy. Thanks for your awesome idea. I will try this recipe at weekend.

  13. Thank you!!!!!! I just shared it on fb and text it to a bunch of friends/ family!

  14. Heat and sweet. Love it!

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