Slow Cooker Whole Chicken (Whole 30)

Slow Cooker Chicken in a bowl with vegetables, potatoes and rice.

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.


Easy Whole 30 Dinner made in Crockpot


If you have never cooked a whole chicken in crockpot, you need to give this recipe a try. It takes minimum 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 most juicy 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 my favorite slow cooker chicken recipes I have been obsessed with:

  1. White Bean Chicken Chili
  2. Crockpot Thai Curry Chicken
  3. Masala Crockpot Pulled Chicken (Whole 30)


How to Make Whole Chicken in Slow cooker


Step by Step instruction for this slow cooker whole chicken recipe


First, chop up all the vegetables:

  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes


Second, season the chicken with a flavorful rub.

  • Salt pepper
  • Paprika
  • Thyme
  • garlic powder


Then, stuff the chicken with fresh herbs and aromatics:

  • Rosemary
  • Oregano
  • Garlic
  • Lemon


Pour chicken stock or bone broth (my personal favorite). Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 – 7 hours.

So easy.


Chicken Soup or Crispy Rotisserie style Chicken in Crockpot


A finished whole chicken in crockpot is ready to be pulled apart with a fork and knife.


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 crockpot. 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


Slow Cooker Chicken in a bowl with vegetables, potatoes and rice.


1. A Hearty Bowl of Chicken and Rice

There are so many ways you can serve this healthy slow cooker 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 like 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.



Slow Cooker Chicken in a bowl with vegetables, potatoes and rice. Pinterest Image.


Yield: 1 whole chicken

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken (Whole 30)

Crockpot chicken done cooking. I am pulling it apart with a fork and knife;

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with vegetables and potatoes - the easiest Whole30 compliant crockpot meal to meal prep for the family. It

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes


  • 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


  1. Combine all the seasoning in a small bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Brush the chicken with cooking oil and rub the seasoning on the chicken.
  4. 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.
  5. Place the Chicken on the cooking rock. Add bone broth or chicken stock (see notes)
  6. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 6 - 7 hours.
  7. 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 all together.

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.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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.



You may also like these recipes:

1. Crockpot Thai Curry Chicken

2. Slow Cooker Paleo Italian Meatball

3. White Bean Chicken Chili


Crockpot chicken done cooking. I am pulling it apart with a fork and knife; pinterest image

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