Crock Pot Whole Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons salt (per recipe reviews, 2 tsp is better)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1ā„2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1ā„2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large roasting chicken (with pop-up timer if possible)
  • 1 cup chopped onion (optional)

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the spices.
  • Remove any giblets from chicken and clean chicken.
  • Rub spice mixture onto the chicken.
  • Place in resealable plastic bag and refrigerate overnight. (I usually skip this step because Iā€™m always in a hurry).
  • When ready to cook, put chopped onion in bottom of crock pot.
  • Add chicken. No liquid is needed, the chicken will make its own juices.
  • Cook on low 4-8 hours.
  • Note: I highly recommend a pop-up timer in the chicken because some crock pots cook faster/slower than others (my crock pot cooks this recipe in 4-5 hours).