Easy slow cooker whole chicken recipe

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We’ve been relying on a new recipe lately. I had seen some variations on Pinterest, and most call for roasting the chicken even more in the oven to get a crispier skin. I don’t do that. I don’t eat the skin on chicken and I don’t quite have time. I’m lucky if I can get the chicken out of the slow cooker without falling apart. (It’s SUPER tender.)

Super easy, perfect slow cooker chicken - with just 3 ingredients!


1 whole chicken
Spices of your choosing. I really like this Weber’s seasoning I found at Sam’s Club a couple years ago. We use it often
4 lemons


Rub the chicken with the spices.


Slice the lemons. Put a few slices on the bottom of the slow cooker, and then cover your chicken in lemon slices. I usually stuff the chicken with 2-4 slices.


Cook on low for 8 hours.


Done. See how easy that is? It takes only a few minutes to prep either at night or in the morning, and it’s super simple and tasty. My son is picky about chicken, and he’ll eat this.

What is your go-to slow cooker recipe? And is it fast to prep? I’m finding that I am relying more and more on my slow cooker, and the more I can do the night before, the better for everyone.

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  1. super easy! love that! I could do that for my childcare kids!

    go to crockpot recipe is beef rump roast + onion soup mix+cream soup mix+worchestershire + water=amazingggggggg

  2. How easy is that? I need to do this instead of picking up a rotisserie any time I’m craving some chicken. I bet it tastes delicious!

  3. Yum. I love making while chickens in the snow Cooker. I really love making anything in the slow cooker. My meal of choice though is for sure chicken pot pie soup in the cooker.

  4. This looks great and I just bought a new big slow cooker so I will have to give it a try. And we love chicken so I know it will go over well.

    1. J could do that – but this is also so tender, that the chicken just falls off. (I hateeeeeee chicken on the bone!) YOU MUST TRY THIS RECIPE! šŸ˜‰

  5. Whole chicken is one of the most budget friendly foods in my house. I just can’t make a whole one in the crockpot though. It’s a texture thing for me. I slow roast it in the oven. We’ll eat it like that for the first meal, then separate bones and skin. I’ll boil the bones and skin for chicken stock. We use the meat to either make homemade chicken noodle soup (making our own noodles) or chicken and dumplings.

  6. I have been searching high and low for chicken recipes and the fact that this is a slow cooker one, count me in!

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