Saturday, February 4, 2012

Crock-Pot Whole Chicken

This fall my husband brought home about a dozen chickens from our Hutterite neighbours. Perfect! My freezer was full! But then it dawned on me, I better figure out how to cook these birds. So after 11 chickens, and 11 trials, I know that I've found the best, tastiest, juiciest, easiest recipe. I find that the paprika gives it a nice warm flavor. Proudly I roasted my last one up tonight!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 4-6 Hours | Serves: 8-12

1 medium/large whole chicken
1 onion
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon pepper

- Thaw and clean chicken.
- Quarter onion and place inside chicken cavity and place in Crock-Pot.
- Mix spices together in small bowl.
- Sprinkle spices over chicken. No need to rub, just cover generously. (And you don't need to add any water or liquid.)
- Cook on high for 4-6 hours, using meat thermometer to ensure it is thoroughly cooked.


  1. This sounds delish! My husband loves whole chicken crock pot style. I'll have to try your seasonings!

  2. Oh, I am bookmarking this page because I just got my first crockpot... ever! So I am looking for good recipes and this one is perfect when you need to feed bigger number of people. thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks soooo good! Thanks so much for joining us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope to see you back next Saturday with more of your recipes!! -The Sisters

  4. Came out delicious! Thank you

  5. what can i substitute for the Ms. Dash???

    1. You can eliminate the added salt and use McCormick's 'Kickin' Chicken' which has salt in it and a nice blend of spices.