How to Cook A Whole Chicken in Crockpot

How to Cook A Whole Chicken in Crockpot | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Slow cooker meals are perfect if you want to cook a flavorful meal without having to put much effort. This slow cooker chicken recipe by Kathy on Allrecipes shows how to cook a whole chicken with a sauce that keeps the chicken tender and packed with flavor. I love cooking whole chickens because the value is worth it. I love buying rotisserie chicken at the store because there are days where I do not want to cook, but it’s convenient. However, I know they put a lot of sodium in their chicken, so it’s nice to be able to make your own at home. Chicken is hard to cook moist, but this recipe is perfect if you want chicken that falls right off the bone.



  • 1 (3 pounds) whole chicken, skin removed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3  cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey 
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic


First, start off by removing the skin of the chicken, and empty the inner cavity of contents within. Pat the chicken dry with a towel before placing it in the slow cooker.

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Next, in a bowl add all of the ingredients to make the sauce in a large bowl to pour over the chicken. Let it soak in the sauce and cover with a lid. Cook the chicken on low for 8 hours or 4 hours on high.

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Overall, this is a great way to make a rotisserie-style chicken that slow cooks the whole chicken for a family dinner. You can serve this chicken over a bed of jasmine rice, and pour the sauce on top too. I know the sauce plays a big factor in keeping the chicken moist too. Although this recipe calls for removing the skin, you can keep it on if you prefer. I love the skin on the chicken because it keeps in the juciness.

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