Nothing is better than an easy meal you can set and forget until it’s time to eat. This chicken is one of those go to ones in the summer when we go out on the boat I can come home to a nice hot chicken and not have to worry about hurrying up to make dinner. Also cooking it in the crockpot assures that it will stay super moist and not dry out.
Here’s the seasoning that I used on the chicken:
Slow Cooker Chicken
(Adapted from No.2 Pencil)
1 whole chicken around 5 pounds, insides removed and washed and patted dry
1 tablespoon of paprika – more or less to taste
3 Tablespoons of steak seasoning – more or less to taste
Salt and Pepper
Season chicken, inside and out. Cook in slow cooker lined with foil balls on high for 4 to 4 1/2 hours. Chicken should be cooked to 165 degrees.
I like to use the juices at the bottom of the slow cooker to baste the chicken while it is resting, just to add even more flavor.
Though the skin is flavorful, it doesn’t really get super crispy with this cooking method.
I use a 5 quart slow cooker, and my chicken fits perfectly.
Resist opening the lid to check progress, slow cookers take a long time to come back up to temperature and cooking time will need to be extended.