Cooked Crockpot rotisserie chicken in white serving dish.

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

A delicious, crockpot rotisserie chicken, that is fall-apart tender and juicy. Just season the chicken, set it in the crockpot, and serve later!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 2 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Kylee Cooks


  • 1 whole chicken 4-5 pounds
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp herbs de provence
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cloves whole garlic
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice (optional)


  • Rinse the chicken and remove the "bits"  from the cavity. Pat dry with paper towels
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all of the seasonings (salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, herbs de Provence)
  • Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken, and sprinkle some into the cavity
  • Pack the onion and garlic into the cavity. 
  • Optional - squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken.
  • Roll up some balls of aluminum foil and put in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Place the chicken on top of the foil balls, breast side down.
  • Chicken is cooked when a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast reads 165 degrees F
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, or on low for 7-8. 
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker, and slice.
  • Devour.


  • Chicken is cooked when a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast reads 165 degrees F.
  • For crispy skin, broil the chicken after removing from the crock pot.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 866mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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