Easiest Ever Slow Cooker “Roast” Chicken Recipe
1 whole roast chicken
Active Prep: 15 min
Cook: 4 hours
- 3 to 4 pound whole chicken
- 2 to 3 Tbsp your favorite salt-free seasoning. We suggest:
- Bohemian Forest
- Cantanzaro Herbs
- Summit County
- Mt. Evans Butchers Rub
- California Citrus Rub
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Remove giblets and pat chicken dry with paper towel. Rub chicken thoroughly with seasoning of choice, sprinkling some inside the cavity as well. Set chicken in a slow cooker and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees. Carefully move the chicken to a platter (it may be so tender that it falls off the bone), cover with foil, and allow it to rest 5 to 10 min. before carving and serving. While chicken is resting, pour the juices from the slow cooker into a small saucepan and simmer for 5 to 10 min. to reduce and serve on the side as a sauce.
This was designed as a salt-free recipe, but salt can be rubbed on the chicken with the seasoning and/or added to the finishing sauce. You could also brine the whole chicken, if desired, using Savory's Brining Mix. Find Brining Mix Instructions here.
Serve over rice or noodles or use in enchiladas, soup, or on salads. Add your favorite root vegetables like potatoes, carrots, or onions to the crockpot with the chicken at the beginning to add flavor and a built-in side dish!
Kate Wheeler, Savory Spice—Santa Fe, NM owner