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 352kcal
Author Recipes from a Pantry


  • 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


  • In a small bowl mix together the paprika, garlic, coriander, herbs, nutmeg, salt, pepper and the olive oil into a paste.
  • Put the chicken in a bowl and rub the paste all over including in the cavity.
  • Cook on high for 3.5-4 hrs.
  • Remove the chicken from the Crockpot and set aside on a plate.
  • Scrape any bits stuck to the bottom of the pot from frying with a silicon or wooden spoon.
  • Let the chicken rest for 10 mins before serving.
  • 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).
  • Brown chicken under broiler grill for about 5-10 mins for crispy skin




  • Cook at a high temperature to ensure your chicken is cooked all the way through.
  • You want your chicken to reach an internal temperature of 74C (165F).
  • If you want a crispy skin on your whole chicken use your broiler once the chicken is cooked in your Crockpot for 5-10 mins.
  • Check out the ‘How to Make Homemade Chicken Gravy’ section above with step by step instructions to compliment your whole chicken.

Weight Watchers Points in Crockpot Whole Chicken

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


Calories: 352kcal | Protein: 26g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 278mg | Vitamin A: 7.7% | Vitamin C: 3.6% | Calcium: 1.8% | Iron: 8.1%