Slow Cooker

Whole Chicken

“Skip the oven and make this savory slow cooker whole chicken for dinner instead.  This recipe uses aromatic herbs and spices to bring life to a juicy chicken as it slowly roasts in the crockpot.”

You can definitely put raw chicken in a crockpot. As long as chicken reaches a certain temperature in the cooking process, you’re good to go.  You’ll want to check the meatiest area with a meat thermometer to ensure it’s at 165 degrees or higher.

Can You Put Raw Chicken in a Slow Cooker?

Add more seasonings – If you prefer to add some more seasonings or to adjust them to your own preferences, that’s great!  These are the preferred seasonings that I believe bring out the best flavor in the chicken.

Top Tips For The Perfect Slow Cooker Whole Chicken


- whole chicken - granulated garlic - onion powder - smoked paprika - Italian seasoning GRAVY - cornstarch - chicken drippings or stock -  salt and pepper to taste


1. In a small bowl, combine the granulated garlic, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and smoked paprika.  Remove the neck and giblets from the chicken and pat it dry with a paper towel.

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