Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Make a dinner feast for your family with this delicious slow cooker whole chicken recipe by The Magical Slow Cooker. No need to worry about spending a lot of time in the kitchen cooking food – you only need to prepare the ingredients early on, and they are ready to go in the crock pot. When you come back from doing some work, a mouthwatering dish is already cooked and ready to be served. Read on for the full instructions.



  • 5 lbs of a small whole chicken (smaller size about 4 to 5 lbs)
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 lemon (optional)
  • 4 carrots (peeled and halved)
  • 1 red onion (peeled and quartered)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper


Note: slow cooker size is 6-quart or larger


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Step 1:

Place the halved carrots and quartered onions on the bottom of the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe Ingredients
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Step 2:

Remove the chicken from the packaging and any extra parts from the inside of the chicken. Also, drain any liquid.

Step 3:

Place the chicken on top of the carrots and onions, then pour 1/2 cup of butter. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze over the chicken, make sure to remove the seeds.

Step 4:

Season the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Once done, place the lid on the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe Instructions
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Step 5:

Cook it on low for about 7 to 8 hours. The time may vary as the chicken you’ll be using might have a different size. The chicken is done cooking when the drumsticks start pulling away from the breasts and the juices running is clear. To make sure it is done, you can use a thermometer. The safe temperature for chicken is 165 degrees F.


Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe

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