Cooking with a crock pot saves not only time but makes the best and juiciest chicken you can find. Most families love chicken, so choosing whole chicken crock pot recipes is a no-brainer, and they're easy to find online too.
Many times, baking a whole chicken runs the risk of over cooking and dry meat. No one likes that, so why risk it? Slow cook your meals year round and do not sacrifice taste or convenience.
Finding slower cooker recipes is great, but did you know that you can cook a whole chicken without a recipe? Sure can. All you do is put the bird in your slow cooker with about a cup or so of water, your favorite seasonings and veggies and let it cook for eight hours. If you need to cook it for ten hours, that's OK too. Your poultry will be perfect as is, or for shredding and using in casseroles, chicken chili or bbq sandwiches.
Here are a couple of delicious whole chicken crock pot recipes to try as well:
Easy Crock Pot Chicken
1 small onion, sliced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1 – 2-3 lb. whole chicken
In a small bowl combine the onion, garlic, soy sauce and vinegar and mix all together. Place chicken in slow cooker and pour mixture over chicken. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
Spicy Slow Cooked Chicken
1 (3 to 3-1 / 2 lb.) whole chicken
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 large onion, sliced
1 medium garlic bulb
Rinse chicken; pat dry inside and out with paper towels. In a small bowl, mix salt, paprika, pepper, and oil; mix to form paste. Spread evenly over chicken. Place onion in your slow cooker. Place chicken, breast side up, over onion. Separate garlic into cloves, but do not peel cloves. Arrange garlic cloves around chicken. Cover slow cooker and cook on low 8 to 10 hours.