Slow cooked chicken with salad

Simple Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

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This recipe makes for fall off the bone chicken and takes under 10 minutes to prepare. There is no easier way to cook a whole chicken! The dry-rub spice mix infuses the meat with flavour and the chicken drippings at the bottom of the crock-pot taste delicious on top of quinoa. Optionally you can also dip your chicken in the drippings for even more moisture and flavour!  Sooo delicious!

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This recipe makes for fall off the bone chicken and takes under 10 minutes to prepare.  There is no easier way to cook a whole chicken!  The dry-rub spice mix infuses the meat with flavour and the chicken drippings at the bottom of the crock-pot taste delicious on top of quinoa.  Optionally you can also dip your chicken in the drippings for even more moisture and flavour!  Soooo delicious!

I like quick, easy meals and usually coat the chicken with the dry rub just before it goes into the slow cooker.  If you have additional time, you can optionally rub the spice mix over the chicken and refrigerate it overnight prior to putting it into the crock-pot to cook.  This increases the flavour and can also save you a step in the morning if you will be cooking the chicken on a workday.

Simple Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

As variations to this recipe you may choose to add a quartered lemon, a few sprigs of rosemary or a few cloves of garlic to the chicken cavity.  You can also experiment with using different seasonings to create your own custom spice blend.  Please comment below and let me know if you come up with any delicious variations!

Enjoy!





Simple Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
Serves 20
This recipe makes for fall off the bone chicken and takes under 10 minutes to prepare. There is no easier way to cook a whole chicken! The dry-rub spice mix infuses the meat with flavour and the chicken drippings at the bottom of the crock-pot taste delicious on top of quinoa. Optionally you can also dip your chicken in the drippings for even more moisture and flavour! Sooo delicious!

Servings: 20
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 whole chicken
  2. 1 small yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  3. 1 tsp black pepper
  4. 1 tsp Herbamare or sea salt
  5. 1 tsp garlic powder
  6. ½ tsp paprika
  7. ½ tsp thyme
  8. ½ tsp sage
  9. ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Rinse the chicken under cool tap water. Dry both the inside and outside of the chicken with a paper towel.
  2. Combine all of the spices into a small bowl. Distribute half of the spices over the back of the chicken, rubbing the spice into the skin to make sure it’s evenly coated. Do the same to the front of the chicken with the remaining dry rub. Optionally you can save some of the spices to rub inside of the chicken cavity.
  3. Spread the chopped onion over the bottom of the crock-pot and place the chicken on top. Cook the chicken on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-5 hours depending on the size of your chicken and temperature of your crock-pot. The chicken is done when the juices flow clear and the meat easily pulls away from the bones (internal temperature should be at least 180°F).
Allergen Info
  1. Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, Paleo
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Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

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Dr. Kimberley O'Brien is a Naturopathic Doctor with a medical practice in Nelson, BC. She is the founder of Healthy Life Redesign and creator of the Elimination Diet Meal Plan online program. Her mission is to help you own your health and live a life you love!


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