Whole Chicken – The Crock Pot Way

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Delicious Whole Chicken Cooked In The Crock Pot

We used to love getting the whole rotisserie chickens from the grocery store, but they do get very pricey. We found a much less expensive way to cook our own whole chicken in our crock pot with the same great taste! This is probably the most delicious, moist flavorful chicken I have ever had!

A whole chicken is actually very simple and easy to prepare in the crock pot!

What You Will Need:
  • Whole Chicken
  • 1  Bottle of Injectable Marinade (We use Tony Chacheres, but you can use any brand you like or have access to)
  • Seasonings – We use garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, onion powder, a little salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • About ½ Can Chicken Broth

Whole Chicken Ingredients


First thing you want to do is inject your chicken with the marinade. We usually use about 1/3 of a bottle of the marinade. Make sure to inject all the meaty areas like the legs, thighs, and the breasts.


On top of the chicken, season with any seasonings you like.

We do this step the night before to let the marinade and seasoning soak into the chicken over night. My crock pot has a removable crock, so I just put it in the crock with the lid, then in the morning all I have to do is put in the crock pot and turn it on.

When you are ready to turn the crock pot on and start cooking, you want to pour in some chicken broth. You want to make sure you have about 1 inch of chicken broth in the bottom of the crock pot. As it cooks, the broth will add even more flavor to your chicken!

Another thing I love to do is cut potatoes into about 2 inch chunks. I will put the potatoes right in the chicken broth, and then put the whole chicken right on top of the potatoes. The chicken broth will add tons of flavors to your potatoes as they are cooking!

I cook on low for about 7 1/2 – 8  hours and the whole chicken and the potatoes are perfectly done. You can cook it faster if you set your crock pot on high.

The FDA recommends all poultry have an internal temp of 165 degrees. It is always best to have a meat thermometer to check your temps when you think a whole chicken is done!

Whole chicken and potatoes


The best part is the leftovers! After we eat, we will freeze the chicken that is leftover. We will use this in the future to have another chicken meal, make chicken salad, chicken casserole, or even for a quick chicken pot pie!


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  1. Gale Kelly says

    Oh yummy Lisa! I think I’m going to start calling you Lisa Crocker!:):) Will definitely try this!

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