Whole Chicken in the Slow Cooker
Here is a super easy way to cook a whole Chicken. Sprinkle your Chicken with a homemade seasoning rub, and let your Slow Cooker do all the work. Super easy and as a bonus you will have a wonderful broth to make some gravy with. Serve with mashed potatoes for a delicious meal!
1 Chicken, 4-5 pounds
2 Celery Stalks
1 cup Chicken Broth
1 twig of fresh Thyme
4 tablespoons Corn Starch
Chicken Seasoning Mix:
1 teaspoon Paprika
1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1 teaspoon Seasoning Salt
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Parsley
1/2 teaspoon Thyme
Combine all seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl. Places Onion slices and Celery inside Slow Cooker. Pour in Chicken Broth. Place Chicken on top of the Onion and Celery and sprinkle with the Seasoning.
Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours. Verify the temperature reaches 165 degrees, which is when it is done.
Remove chicken. Slice into sections and place on rack on top of a baking dish.. Broil 3-4 minutes to crisp skin (optional). Rest 10 minutes before slicing.
Remove Celery and Onion from slow cooker and turn onto high. If required, add broth to create about 2 cups of liquid.
In a small bowl, combine 4 tablespoons cornstarch with 4 tablespoons water to create a slurry. Whisk about 2/3 of the cornstarch into the drippings/broth and let cook on high. Depending on the amount of liquid you may need to add more of the cornstarch slurry to reach desired consistency.
Let cook at least 5 minutes before serving. Taste and season with salt & pepper. Enjoy!
Watch my video below where I show you how to make this recipe step by step.