Monday, September 26, 2011

Crock-pot Chicken

This is the easiest, tenderest, juciest, best chicken recipe ever!

Chop an onion and place in the bottom of the crock-pot.  Mix together the following spices and rub over a whole chicken.  I also loosen some of the chicken skin and rub the spices right on the meat.

4 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper (Sometimes I leave this out; its great, but too spicy for the kids.)
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper

Set your spiced chicken on top of the onion and cook on low 4-8 hours.  The chicken will be tender and very easy to pull off of the bone when done.

I usually remove the meat and throw all of the bones back in the crock-pot with some water to cook overnight and make stock.  One chicken gives us enough meat for a meal, leftover chicken to add to one or two casseroles or soups, plus several containers of stock!  Try it and let me know what you think.  :)


  1. sounds good! so, no water with the chicken and onions? for the initial cooking of it?

  2. Yep, no water. The onion helps keep the chicken from sticking and then it does end up making plenty of liquid on its own. :)

  3. In the crockpot as we speak! Thanks so much for sharing this delightfully simple recipe! :)

  4. I made this today. The chicken turned out great using just a little of the cayenne. I made gravy with the juice from the chicken. As suggested, I cleaned off the bones and am making stock overnight. Hope that turns out as good as the rest! Lots of use from one chicken!

  5. I have this chicken in the crock pot as we speak! It smells SO good! Now what should I make to go with it? I was thinking some steamed veggies and maybe mashed potatoes.

  6. I too am a homeschooling mom of four and we have a co op today...I put chicken in and I can not wait to smell the aroma when we get home Thanks