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Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker

Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 480 min.
Total Time: 490 min.
Servings: 6

What you need

1/2 tsp black pepper
4 to 5 carrots, scrubbed, no need to peel, chopped in halves or thirds
1 tsp cayenne pepper
4 celery stalks, cut in thirds
3 1/2 to 4 1/2 lbs roasting or fryer chicken
2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 whole lemon quartered
1 cup chopped onion, approx 1 medium to large onion
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp paprika
4 tsp salt
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp white pepper

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How to do it

1. Combine rub ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Prep the vegetables and place inside the slow cooker (I use a 7 quart oval one like this one.

2. Remove chicken from packaging and remove neck and pouch with organs. Discard or reserve for later use in another recipe. Rinse chicken with water and pat dry with paper towels.Rub garlic all over outside of the chicken. Put garlic inside the chicken.

3. Put the rub all over the outside and inside the chicken.

4. Add quartered lemon to the inside of the chicken.

5. Place chicken on top of the vegetables. Cover slow cooker and cook chicken on low for 4-8 hours. (When I used a 4 lb chicken, it took about 6 hours. The time will depend on the size of the chicken and your slow cooker.) Cook until the internal temperature of the leg is at 160 degrees F or use a pop-up thermometer as the original recipe calls for.

6. Remove chicken and place in a 9x13 glass or ceramic baking dish.

7. Place baking dish in the oven under the broiler for about 4-5 minutes. Allow chicken to rest after removing it from the broiler for 5-10 minutes.

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Nutrition

Calories
614.27cal ( 30.71% of daily need)
Fat
40.25g ( 61.92% of daily need)
Saturated Fat
11.48g ( 71.77% of daily need)
Carbohydrates
10.69g ( 3.56% of daily need)
Sugar
4.15g ( 4.61% of daily need)
Cholesterol
198.45mg ( 66.15% of daily need)
Sodium
1787.65mg ( 77.72% of daily need)
Protein
50.63g ( 101.25% of daily need)
Vitamin A
7798.21IU ( 155.96% of daily need)
Vitamin B3
18.65mg ( 93.24% of daily need)
Selenium
38.81µg ( 55.45% of daily need)
Vitamin B6
1.09mg ( 54.65% of daily need)
Phosphorus
428.48mg ( 42.85% of daily need)
Vitamin B5
2.68mg ( 26.84% of daily need)
Zinc
3.74mg ( 24.96% of daily need)
Vitamin C
19.92mg ( 24.14% of daily need)
Potassium
801.52mg ( 22.9% of daily need)
Vitamin B2
0.38mg ( 22.5% of daily need)
Vitamin K
18.42µg ( 17.54% of daily need)
Magnesium
68.46mg ( 17.11% of daily need)
Iron
3.06mg ( 17.02% of daily need)
Vitamin B1
0.22mg ( 14.63% of daily need)
Vitamin B12
0.82µg ( 13.67% of daily need)
Manganese
0.26mg ( 13.15% of daily need)
Fiber
3.14g ( 12.57% of daily need)
Folate
41.48µg ( 10.37% of daily need)
Vitamin E
1.48mg ( 9.9% of daily need)
Copper
0.19mg ( 9.64% of daily need)
Calcium
73.05mg ( 7.31% of daily need)
Vitamin D
0.53µg ( 3.53% of daily need)

Breakdown

Proteins
33.33%
Fat
59.63%
Carbs
7.04%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only.

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