Recipe: Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

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Roasting a chicken in the slow cooker is the perfect way to make a rotisserie-style chicken without having to heat up the house or watch the oven. Slow Cooker Roast Chicken is also a great way to make a large amount of cooked chicken for use in other recipes. 


5-7 pound whole chicken
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Take 4 large sheets of tin foil and crumble each on in a ball. 

Place the tin foil balls in the bottom of your slow cooker. 

Remove anything packed inside the cavity of the chicken and rinse it out with cold water. 

Place the chicken – breast side up – in the slow cooker on top of the balls of foil. 

Rub chicken with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

Raw chicken in the slow cooker

Place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. 

Turn off the slow cooker.

Remove the lid and let chicken rest in the slow cooker for 10 minutes before cutting and serving. 

If using the chicken in other recipes, after removing for the slow cooker, allow the chicken to cool completely before handling. 

Note: Slow cooker roast chicken will NOT get you crispy chicken skin. For crispy skin, move the chicken from the slow cooker to a metal 9×13 pan and place under the broiler until the chicken skin is the desired crispness. 

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

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