a slow cooker whole chicken on a table

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Make a perfectly tender whole chicken in your slow cooker.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, British, Western
Keyword slow cooker chicken, slow cooker whole chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 352 kcal


  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs (Herbes de Provence)
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 2 1/5 tbsp oil
  • 3.85 lb (1.75 kg) whole chicken giblets removed, washed and patted dry


  1. In a small bowl mix together the paprika, garlic, coriander, herbs, nutmeg, salt, pepper and the olive oil into a paste.
  2. Put the chicken in a bowl and rub the paste all over including in the cavity.
  3. Cook on high for 3.5-4 hrs.
  4. Remove the chicken from the Crockpot and set aside on a plate.
  5. Scrape any bits stuck to the bottom of the pot from frying with a silicon or wooden spoon.
  6. Let the chicken rest for 10 mins before serving.
  7. Make sure you check the internal temperature of the chicken using a thermometer (guidelines state meat is done when the internal temperature reaches at least 74C (165 F)). Continue cooking if internal temperature is less than 74C (165F).
  8. Brown chicken under broiler grill for about 5-10 mins for crispy skin

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Recipe Notes



Weight Watchers Points in Crockpot Whole Chicken

There are 7 Freestyle points in each serving of this slow cooker whole chicken.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Potassium 278mg 8%
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 7.7%
Vitamin C 3.6%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 8.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.