Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

You know those rotisserie chickens they sell in the deli of your local grocery stores? The ones that cost $6-$7? Well I think you'd be happy to know you can just as easily prepare your own for about half the price, and in your slow cooker. It's really one of the easiest meals I've ever prepared.
I can't believe I've waited so long to even buy a whole chicken, let along roast it in my slow cooker. My hubby came home from work yesterday and said the house smelled amazing. I'm completely sold now, I will forever make this chicken. I was able to grab a whole chicken for just a little over $3, we had plenty of meat for our meal last night. Plus I had a good amount left for my favorite chicken salad for lunches today. I also saved all the bones, skin, etc and currently have my first pot of homemade chicken stock simmering on the stove. {Recipes for both stock and chicken salad are coming!}

While the chicken was very moist and had good flavor, next time I think I'll make sure to add an onion and some garlic to the pot for extra flavor. You can also either leave the skin on like I did or remove it. My bird was still a little frozen so I had a hard time getting under the skin to add extra seasoning.You can start this in the morning before work and come home to your house smelling amazing and supper already done. Add mashed potatoes and veggies and I'd say you have yourself a nice home-cooked meal without much effort!

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

Whole chicken, mine was 4 lbs.
2 tsp Lawry's seasoned salt
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Thyme
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1/2 tsp Ground Sage
Don't get hung up about exact measurements, I like to just eye ball the spices and measure in the palm of my hand. Use whatever blend of seasonings/spices your family enjoys

Remove skin from chicken if desired. Make sure to remove everything from the cavity. Combine all spices in a small bowl and rub mixture all over chicken. Place the chicken into a 6-quart slow cooker. You won't need to add any liquid. Cover and cook on low for at least 8 hours.

Adapted from: A Year of Slow Cooking



  1. I just did a whole chicken in the oven the other night (took 2 hours), but I never thought about the crockpot!

  2. Hi Steph, this look really tempting. Something new to me, usually I bake the chicken in the oven. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

    Have a nice day, greetings from Malaysia.


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