Juicy Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

This is an easy recipe for slow cooker whole chicken that also includes leftover chicken recipe ideas. Rubbed with homemade seasoning and stuffed with apples and onion, this crock pot chicken is a tasty & hassle-free midweek dinner.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 7 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Recipe
Servings: 1 Whole Chicken
Calories: 311
Author: Julia


  • 2 pounds Chicken , see note 1 (1 kg)
  • 1 tablespoon Oil , see note 2

Homemade Seasoning:


  • 1 Apple , quartered
  • 1 Small Onion , peeled & quartered
  • 2 Garlic Cloves , peeled

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  • Coat the chicken with oil.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the seasoning ingredients and mix well. Rub this all over the chicken as well as on the inside. Stuff the chicken with onion, apple and garlic.
  • Place it inside your slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3.5-4 hours or until cooked through (the internal temperature must reach 165° Fahrenheit/74° Celsius).


  1. Use fresh-raw chicken, not frozen one. Make sure to clean the chicken first – i.e. remove giblets or anything that could be still left in its cavity.
  2. Oil – I use extra virgin olive oil, but you can use regular cooking olive oil or vegetable/sunflower oil instead.
  3. If you want to use your favorite chicken seasoning, then go ahead and do so.
  4. Apples, onion and garlic can be all omitted.
  5. For more information, tips, FAQ, I recommend reading the full post above this recipe card.
  6. I used a small slow cooker (4-quart/3.5-liter) to make this 2-pound chicken. If you want to cook larger chicken, you will need large slow cooker. The cooking time will also increase.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 1242mg54%
Potassium 343mg10%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1057IU21%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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