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Crockpot Roasting Chicken

March 18, 2011

Just had to post about this chicken I made.  I have never cooked a whole chicken before.  If we wanted a chicken to eat, I’ve just gotten the rotisserie chicken from Harris Teeter, which is really good.  Never in my life did I ever think I could make a chicken that tastes better than a rotisserie chicken….seriously it’s that good!  And it’s made in my least used small appliance…the crockpot.  We were given a crockpot for a wedding gift, and I know I haven’t used it more than 10 times over the past almost 13 years.  So, enough chit chat…here’s the deal:


By: strubleroots


  • 1 whole Roasting Chicken
  • 1 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (I’ve left out)
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon White Pepper (Left out cause didn’t have)
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper (upped to 1 tsp, cause didn’t have white & didn’t use cayenne)

Combine the spices in a small bowl.   Remove giblets from the chicken if they’re in there. :) “De-hair” the chicken. (To do this, I normally will use a lighter to burn off the hairs. It may not be completely necessary, but it’s what I do.)

Rinse the chicken and pat dry.

Rub spice mixture on the outside and inside of chicken.

Cover and put in the refrigerator for several hours. Overnight is best. (I’ve put the spices on it & put it in crockpot right away & it still tastes amazing!!)

Put the chicken into the crockpot.

Place the chopped onions inside the chicken.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

When done, remove the chicken to a serving platter and let rest for 15 minutes before serving.

The juices in the bottom of the crockpot make a great gravy….just dump in a small pot & add a Tablespoon or 2 of flour, whisk away until thickened & pour over some mashed potatoes!  Enjoy!


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