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Crockpot Roasting Chicken

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Description

A snap to prepare, this recipe makes for a delicious, juicy chicken!! Yummy!!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Roasting Chicken
  • 1 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon White Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper

Preparation

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.

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.

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asmilligan17 on 2.4.2011

Wait- no water? broth? anything? It doesn’t burn on the bottom? I hope not, this looks delicious!

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CarolHS on 1.3.2011

We have made this recipe several times, and love it! It’s easy, tasty, and provides lots of juice to put over rice or to freeze to add to soup.

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Ronda C. on 6.3.2010

Do you add any liquid? I thought that you weren’t supposed to use a crock-pot with out some kind of liquid in it.

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nsimmons on 4.4.2010

loved it!!

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plummojo on 3.31.2010

I made this yesterday and everyone loved it! Served it with mashed potatoes and gravy. My 16 year old son loves spicy and he said this was the best chicken he ever had, he would have eaten the whole thing himself if I had let him! This will be made often. The great thing about it was preparing it the night before and then in the a.m. just had to put the insert in the crock pot and turn it on before I headed out for work. Easy breezy!

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kender3 on 6.2.2013

Sorry to be the odd reviewer out. This turned out really dry after seven hours on low. I’d try again at a much reduced cooking time (four hours?), but no one like the flavoring much.

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aimee on 9.10.2012

This couldn’t have been easier and we loved it. My husband said it was the best chicken I ever made. The juice that comes with it is amazing and will be a perfect addition to the broth I’ll make with the leftovers. I will absolutely be making this again!

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Kelly on 9.3.2012

Delicious!

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insanesquash on 4.27.2012

Really yummy & super easy! I seasoned it about an hour before I put it in the slow cooker, and made sure to get most of the seasoning under the skin. I also put about 5 crumpled balls of aluminum foil underneath the chicken in the slow cooker so that it wouldn’t end up swimming in liquid, it worked out great! The chicken was fall-off-the-bone tender and REALLY flavorful! This recipe is definitely a keeper!

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coppermom on 4.26.2012

This recipe is now part of our rotation. I never remember to season it the night before; like another reviewer said it works out just fine if you season it right before you put the bird on the crockpot. My whole family loves it! It is easy and *much* better tasting than the rotisierre chickens at the grocery store. And, chickens go on sale for $3-$5 a chicken all the time, so it is very budget friendly as well. Love it! Easy, cheap, and tasty — a homemakers dream recipe.

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