Everyone loves a good rotisserie chicken. But what happens if you can’t get to the store to pick one up? Make one at home! In your crock pot! Genius I tell you. When I saw this I knew I had to try it. I love rotisserie chicken and I have several recipes that call for it – I love that I can make it at home. Doesn’t really save you any money, they typically run about $4.99, which is about the same as a whole chicken. But I like to buy my whole chicken from Costco and throw it in the freezer. That way, when I plan to have it I can just thaw it and throw it in the crock pot! My chicken doesn’t look very “rotisserie” but I think that’s just because my crock pot is small and the chicken was touching the lid while cooking – leaving little to no room for air circulation… but you get the idea!
Rotisserie Crock Pot Chicken
Rotisserie Chicken in the slow cooker?! Who knew! Try this, you'll be in heaven!
- 1 whole chicken small enough to fit in your slow cooker
- Seasoning salt
- Cajun seasoning
- Lemon pepper
- Whole garlic cloves peeled (optional)
- Fresh herbs optional
Make 3 balls of aluminum foil and place them in the bottom of your slow cooker. These hold the chicken off the bottom so the hot air can circulate all around the chicken and so it's not stewing in its own juices.
Rinse chicken, including the cavity, and pat dry with paper towels.
Place the chicken on its back so the breast is facing up and the legs are on the plate. Pull the skin up all around the chicken. Do this by sticking your hand between the skin and the breast. Slice a few garlic cloves in half lengthwise and stick them under the skin. You can also arrange a couple sprigs of fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and/or sage under the skin. This makes a very pretty chicken when it's all cooked and adds a lot of flavor.
Rub salt-based seasoning very liberally onto the skin of the chicken. Place chicken breast-up on the foil in the slow cooker, cover, turn heat to low, and leave it alone for 7-8 hours.
Adapted from Our Best Bites
So you don’t add any liquids?
Can you put a frozen whole chicken in or does it have to be thawed. Also what about veggies? Can you put those in the bottom of the crockpot next to the balls of aluminum foil?
For this particular recipe, I would recommend starting with a thawed chicken. Also, for the full rotisserie effect, I wouldn’t recommend adding in veggies to the bottom. The idea of the aluminum foil balls at the bottom is to allow even air flow around the chicken and if you were to add in veggies it would block that and prevent the ‘rotisserie’ style.
Thank you , mmmmm- shared this with my newly married sister- crock pot is so handy for this.
Mine is in the crock pot just waiting to be eaten. Of course I keep tasting it and it is ams zing. Thanks for this amazing site.
Okay, I wish I would have checked this out before I went to the store, they had a killer deal on small fryer chickens, but I thought to myself I don’t even know what to do with one of those, so I didn’t get one……I just might be going back….this looks yummy!
There is also a stone from Pampered Chef that is called the Deep Dish Baker (awesome pan) and you can stick a rotisserie Chicken in it and season it as you like and Microwave it for 30 min. YES microwave it, you will NEVER know it was cooked in the Microwave it is SO SO GOOD!
I’m definitely going to have to check into that, I love Pampered Chef – the microwave on the other hand, my husband is entirely against! Believe it or not, we got rid of ours, and solely rely on the oven and a toaster oven for reheating :) …something about radioactive waves…
well I am sure it would work to use it in the oven but very fun stone baker! LOVE IT!
I thought I was the only one with a kookie hubby ;) We don’t have a microwave either because of him, I do believe its better this way, but reheating food in the oven( or stove) can get annoying sometimes. And every few months he will reach his wits end and yell about picking up a microwave later on in the week, but it never happens :)
Sounds yummy. Can’t wait to try ti.
I do love Costco rotisserie chicken, and you just can’t beat that $5 price tag. I keep wanting to get the two pack and make them at home, but everytime I cave and get the one that is already prepared. I do like that I can get a 2-3 meals out of the chicken though. Plus I can make home made stock with the bones. Hmmm, I think this is what I might pick up for dinner….