Ok, guys. There may be a theme here with my recipes, so I’ll just go ahead and be open about it. Honesty is super important to me, so I want to be transparent. I MAY OR MAY NOT BE IN LOVE WITH MY CROCKPOT. There, I said it. And now, you know why I’m posting yet another crockpot recipe. This time, rotisserie chicken.
I mean, what’s not to love? It’s low-maintenance, easy to clean, doesn’t make the house all hot, doesn’t use up a ton of electricity, doesn’t take up much space, and the best part is it cooks dinner for you. I don’t know about you, but with my brain fog, I not only always forget to take laundry out of the washer, (whoops!) but I also forget to plan for dinner before 4:30 and then I panic because everything is frozen and order pizza. Don’t judge.
So this chicken is amazing, because it’s healthy, SO easy, and just cooks for you while you go about your business. Can’t get any better!
Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken
One full chicken
4 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
Mix all those spices together in a small bowl.
Cut up the onion into large chunks and put it on the bottom of the crockpot. Put the chicken, breast up, on top of the onion (keeps the rotisserie chicken from sitting in the juices and getting soggy) and pour the spices all over the chicken.
Then, depending on the size of the chicken, cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. I usually check it after about 4 hours with my meat thermometer. I like to cook the chicken until it’s right about 165 degrees. Overcooking rotisserie chicken can still happen in the crockpot and it gets really dry and gets a funky flavor (to me at least).
Once it’s done, the house will smell fantastic and the chicken will basically fall apart. My husband LOVES this chicken, he gets so excited whenever I put it on the menu.
*One bonus with this meal, is once you get all the meat off of the bones, use them to make bone broth!
Hope it’s a hit in your house too! How do you usually cook whole chickens?