Who has a tendency to overcook chicken until it's dry and stringy? My hand is raised! It happens to the best of us, which is why this recipe is a godsend. Cooking a whole chicken in the crock pot means it will be moist and juicy each and every time. And, the meat is so tender, it's easy to pull apart for tacos or to top salads.
But on its own is fine, too. This version includes baked potatoes (cooked at the same time in the crock, this is a one-pot meal after all!) and is made with lemon pepper flavoring, but you can substitute your own seasonings.
Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot
1 whole chicken
8-12 small potatoes (Red or Yukon Gold)
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons pepper
Wrap potatoes in a double layer of aluminum foil and put them in the bottom of slow cooker. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze some of the juice into a bowl then put the halves in the chicken. In the bowl with the lemon juice add Italian seasoning and pepper. Put the chicken on top of the potatoes and pour the juice mixture over top. Cook 8-10 hours on low.
Thanks to Wildwiccan83 for the recipe!
Have you ever cooked a whole chicken in the crock pot? Do you have any variations of this recipe?