Rotisserie Crock Pot Chicken

Published on Jan 7, 2011
Updated on Oct 29, 2018

Rotisserie Crock Pot Chicken // Who knew you could rotisserie cook a chicken in your slow cooker? Well I'm here to tell you that it works and it's fabulous! Give it a try! | Tried and TastyEveryone 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

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rotisserie Crock Pot Chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 208 kcal
Author: Yvonne

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


  1. 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.   

  2. Rinse chicken, including the cavity, and pat dry with paper towels.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Our Best Bites

Nutrition Facts
Rotisserie Crock Pot Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 2683mg117%
Potassium 192mg5%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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12 comments about “Rotisserie Crock Pot Chicken

  1. cheryelle crane

    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?

    1. Yvonne

      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.

  2. Jillian Holiday

    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.

  3. Stacey

    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!

  4. Natalie

    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!

    1. Yvonne

      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…

      1. Zemma

        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 :)

  5. Stefanie Rine

    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….

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