Slow Cooker Work Day Chicken

Mollie Rhea


The beauty of this chicken is that it can be prepared in a short time or even the night before. It turns out so moist and will probably be browner in color than in the photo I took. You can use your own preferences of spices; this chicken is very good with different flavors.

Warning, this chicken is so juicy and tender, it will fall off the bone while you are getting it out of the slow cooker. Enjoy!!

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4-6, depending on size of whole bird


15 Min


Slow Cooker Crock Pot


whole chicken
1 c
ranch dressing, sour cream, buttermilk, or mayonnaise (your choice, or mix & match)
1 tsp
each: garlic powder, paprika, or 1 tbl. of cajun seasoning
1 tsp
worcestershire sauce or cap full of liquid smoke
1/4 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Things you will need:
• Slow cooker (mine is a 5.5 qt.)
• Rack that fits in the bottom or something that will keep the chicken off the bottom due to liquid build-up
Wash the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel.
In a small bowl, put ½ - 1 cup of dressing of your choice and mix with the spices. Carefully separate the skin covering the breast area and spoon the dressing mixture under the skin, spreading as you go. Use all of the mixture.
With the same bowl, put in about ¼ cup of butter and mix with paprika and garlic powder or any combination of your choice of spice. Now let’s get down and messy; with your hands, rub the butter mixture all over the outside of the chicken, until most of everything is covered. Let chicken rest.
While chicken is resting, spray the bottom and sides of the slow cooker and place the small rack in the bottom. Put the chicken, breast side up, on the rack and cook for approx. 8 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high, depending on your slow-cooker.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #Slow-cooker, #whole