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Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken

This Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken has a ton of flavor from cooking low and slow. Stuffed with garlic and lemon and seasoned perfectly!

MAKE ROTISSERIE STYLE CHICKEN IN A SLOW COOKER!

This is one of our family favorite meals. The meat comes out so tender and super flavorful. You can make this as a meal or just cook it to use the meat in other recipes. I love to use it in my Homemade Chicken Salad recipe!

seasoned, cooked chicken in a dish with sprigs of rosemary

TIPS FOR MAKING CROCK POT ROTISSERIE CHICKEN:

  • When slow cooking whole chickens, the skin will stay soft but still delicious.
  • But if you’d like to crisp up and brown the skin a bit, as I did here, you can easily do that. After your chicken is finished cooking, remove most of the juices (don’t toss that, it makes for delicious stock!) and place chicken in an oven safe dish. Be careful, this chicken is SO tender! Turn the broiler to low in your oven. If you have an oven-safe slow cooker insert, you can just put the whole thing under the broiler for about 4-6 minutes (or until golden and crispy.) Keep an eye on it. If you are unsure if your slow cooker insert is oven safe, just take the chicken out of the slow cooker and put it in an oven safe pan.
Crock Pot Whole Rotisserie Chicken

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • whole roasting chicken
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • paprika (smoked paprika is even better)
  • dried thyme
  • lemon pepperlemon
  • garlic
  • onion
whole chicken, lemon, onion, garlic, lemon pepper seasoning, dried thyme, paprika, salt, pepper

HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT ROTISSERIE CHICKEN:

Combine spices in a small bowl.

spices combined in a small bowl

Rub this spice mixture all over the chicken, including the back of the chicken and the sides.

seasoned whole chicken with slices of onion, lemons and garlic

Also, be sure to sprinkle some of the seasoning inside the chicken cavity. Then stuff the chicken cavity with lemon halves, sliced garlic and onions.

chicken stuffed with garlic and lemons

Note: squeeze some of that lemon juice inside the chicken before placing the lemons inside. Also, I don’t bother peeling the garlic or onions. I just put them in there as they are. Place chicken breast side up in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting for 6-8 hours (or until juices run clear.)

covered slow cooker

No other liquid needs to be added. The chicken will produce plenty of juices while it is cooking. If you want the top to be a bit browner, carefully put the chicken into an oven safe baking dish and put it under the broiler for a few seconds to brown and crisp up the skin.

seasoned whole chicken in front of a Ninja slow cooker

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Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken

This Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken has a ton of flavor from cooking low and slow. Stuffed with garlic and lemon and seasoned perfectly!
4.60 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika smoked paprika is even better
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 3-4 pound whole roasting chicken
  • 1 lemon halved
  • 1 whole garlic bulb, sliced in half
  • 1 small onion quartered

Instructions

  • Combine spices in a small bowl.
  • Rub spice mixture all over the chicken, including the back of the chicken, the sides and in the chicken cavity.
  • Stuff the chicken cavity with lemon halves, sliced garlic and onions.
  • Place chicken, breast side up, in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low setting for 6-8 hours (or until juices run clear).

Notes

  • Squeeze some of that lemon juice inside the chicken before placing the lemons inside. Don’t bother peeling the garlic or onions, put them in there as they are.
  • No other liquid needs to be added during cooking. The chicken will produce plenty of juices while it is cooking.
  • When slow cooking whole chickens, the skin will stay soft. But if you’d like to crisp up the skin and brown it a bit more, you can easily do that. After your chicken is finished cooking, remove most of the juices (don’t toss that, it makes for delicious stock!) and place into an oven safe baking dish. Be careful, this chicken is SO tender! Turn the broiler to low in your oven. If you have an oven-safe slow cooker insert, you can just put the whole thing under the broiler for about 4-6 minutes (or until golden and crispy.) Keep an eye on it. If you are unsure if your slow cooker insert is oven safe, just take the chicken out of the slow cooker and put it in an oven safe pan.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 16g | Sodium: 852mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I did not have garlic so I used a little bit of garlic powder. I did not put it under the broiler….it was yummy right out of the crockpot.

  2. One of my favorite things about your recipes is the before photo of the ingredients. Well, and how delicious everything turns out. :0)