Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with vegetables and potatoes – the easiest Whole30 compliant crockpot meal to meal prep for the family. It is tender, juicy and so flavorful. The best chicken recipe for the upcoming soup season.
If you have never cooked a whole chicken in a crockpot, you need to give this recipe a try. It takes minimal prep time. Then you can just leave the chicken cooking in a crockpot while you relax, run errands or hit the gym.
The best part? You come home to a house filled with hearty holiday smell and the juiciest and tender chicken ready to be served.
Either you are trying to have a healthy holiday or already planning on Whole 30 for January, this slow cooker chicken recipe is perfect for it.
A few of my favorite slow cooker recipes I have been obsessed with:
How to Make Whole Chicken in Slow cooker
First, chop up all the vegetables:
Second, season the chicken with a flavorful rub.
- Salt pepper
- garlic powder
Then, stuff the chicken with fresh herbs and aromatics:
Pour chicken stock or bone broth (my personal favorite). Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 – 7 hours.
Chicken Soup or Crispy Rotisserie style whole Chicken in Crockpot
1. A Hearty Chicken Soup
I love adding enough broth to cover the bottom of the chicken in order to make a hearty chicken soup recipe. Besides the tender and juicy chicken, you will also be able to enjoy the most flavorful and rich soup.
2. Crispy Rotisserie-Style Chicken
On the other hand, if you prefer more like a rotisserie-style, you don’t need to add any broth at all. Once the chicken is finished cooking in the slow cooker. Carefully remove it and place it under the broiler for 5 minutes until the skin is slightly browned and crispy.
Let the chicken sit and cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting.
How to Serve Slow Cooker Chicken
1. A Hearty Bowl of Chicken and Rice
There are so many ways you can serve this healthy chicken for dinner.
If you are looking for a paleo and Whole 30 compliant option, serve this chicken cauliflower rice and whole 30 approved gravy.
Otherwise, if there is no Whole30 compliance, serve it with jasmine or basmati rice. Crockpot chicken and white rice are made for each other.
2. Chicken Noodle Soup Season
Besides rice, you can also make some egg noodles, or gluten-free chickpea pasta to serve. Once the pasta is cooked, let it soak in the chicken broth for 5 – 10 minutes to soften. Then you have an easy and healthy Chicken Noodle Soup.
This healthy and easy crockpot chicken recipe makes the best complete dinner for the whole family. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo and whole 30 compliant. Perfect for any day of the week or a holiday celebration.
You may also like these recipes:
- 1 small whole chicken
- 3 -4 carrots
- 1/2 sliced yellow onion
- 3 - 4 cubed medium red potatoes
- Bone Broth (see notes)
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 2 tsp salt (or to taste)
- 1 tsp black pepper
Fresh Herbs and Aromatic
- 4 sprigs of rosemary
- 3 -4 sprigs of oregano
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1/2 lemon
- Combine all the seasoning in a small bowl.
- Remove the giblets (if any) from the chicken. Stuff rosemary, oregano, 2 cloves of garlic, and sliced 1/2 a lemon inside of the chicken.
- Brush the chicken with cooking oil and rub the seasoning on the chicken.
- Place a small round cooking rack in the middle of the crockpot. Roughly chop up onion, garlic, potatoes and carrots. Arrange them on the bottom of the crockpot.
- Place the chicken on the cooking rack. Add bone broth or chicken stock (see notes)
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 6 - 7 hours.
- Pull the chicken apart and serve with gravy and your favorite sides. Enjoy!
1. Broth: If you prefer a hearty soup, add enough broth to submerge all the vegetables - 4 - 5 cups. If you prefer more of a rotisserie styled chicken, omit the broth altogether.
2. Crispy Skin: Remove the chicken from the crockpot, and broil for 5 minutes until slightly browned. Let it cool for 10 minutes before cutting.
Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This does not result in any extra cost for you, but it does mean that I make a commission if you click through and make a purchase.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 371mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 32g
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.