Whole Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

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Tender, fall-off-the-bone chicken! Omit the overnight refrigeration if you are in a hurry. For variety, eliminate the onion and substitute a quartered lemon or two, stuffed into the chicken cavity. Chef Shapeweaver had a good suggestion: Use my Fajita Seasoning Mix #28011 as another variation. Thanks!

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  • add   1 teaspoon onion powder
  • add   1 large roasting chicken (with pop-up timer if possible)
  • add   1 teaspoon thyme
  • add   4 teaspoons salt
  • add   2 teaspoons paprika
  • add   1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • add   1 cup onions
  • add   1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • add   1 teaspoon white pepper
  • add   1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine the spices.
  2. Remove any giblets from chicken and clean chicken.
  3. Rub spice mixture onto the chicken.
  4. Place in resealable plastic bag and refrigerate overnight.
  5. When ready to cook, put chopped onion in bottom of crock pot.
  6. Add chicken.
  7. No liquid is needed, the chicken will make it's own juices.
  8. Cook on low 4-8 hours.
  9. Note:I highly recommend a pop-up timer in the chicken because some crockpots cook faster/slower than others (my crockpot cooks this recipe in 4-5 hours).

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kschirm13 23:08, 12 Jan 2013

Didn't have white pepper and ran out of cayenne. Substituted red pepper flakes and chili powder. Turned out great.

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