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Garlic Herb Crock Pot Chicken

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An easy to make garlic herb marinated whole chicken in a crock pot, using only 3 ingredients!

So I’m not a big crock pot person. And I really don’t make a whole chicken very often. But for whatever reason, I had my heart set on making a whole chicken in the crock pot. Which is quite funny, because I have actually never made a chicken in the crock pot before.

Do you ever get those urges?  Yeah, I get them all the time. Some are flops, which you probably won’t see on here, and other are all stars. Like my Mustard Balsamic Baked Chicken with Roasted Vegetables!

Mustard Balsamic Baked Chicken with Vegetables

Well, like I said earlier, I have never made chicken in a crock pot before. And to be honest, this was only the second time I have made a whole chicken. Apparently I was in too much of a rush to notice that when I had put the chicken in the crock pot, I had put it in and cooked it for 6 hours UPSIDE DOWN!

As I was taking pictures for the post, I kept thinking. Something doesn’t look right. I feel like it should look like a turkey. Pretty, perfectly browned, able to see the legs, and more rounded on top. But, I just kept taking pictures. Moving around the table with different angels trying to figure out why the chicken didn’t look right.

Then I moved it to my cutting board and started to take it apart. And that is when I realized. OH MY GOSH! The breasts are on the bottom… that is why it looked so strange! Bahaha!! Major blonde moment and quite embarrassing!

So I thought I would keep the pictures I had and see if you can notice, but also let you know that everyone makes mistakes. Just brush it off and laugh at yourself! 🙂 So without further adieu, Garlic Herb Crock Pot Chicken. Just make sure you put it in the crock, breast-side up! 🙂

To get started, clean and pat dry one 5-6 lb. whole chicken. {remove the neck and innards from inside the chicken}

Garlic Herb Crock Pot Chicken in a baking dish

Place chicken, breast-side up in the crock pot.

Garlic Herb Crock Pot Chicken in a baking dish

Pour one 12 oz. bottle of white wine and herb marinade over chicken. {I used Lawry’s brand} Then place 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary on top of chicken.

Garlic Herb Crock Pot Chicken in a baking dish

Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours.

Top view of Garlic Herb Crock Pot Chicken in a baking dish

Remove from crock pot and serve! 🙂

Garlic Herb Crock Pot Chicken in a baking dish

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Crock Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Description

An ultra-easy garlic herb whole chicken in a crockpot.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 56 lbs. of whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1/2 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved

Instructions

  1. Clean and pat dry whole chicken. {remove the neck and innards inside the chicken}
  2. In a small bowl, add garlic powder, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Place chicken, breast-side up in the crock pot.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil. Using your hands, rub the olive oil all over.
  5. Next, cover the chicken with the spice blend. Make sure that it is covered on all sides.
  6. Add lemon halves to the cavity of the chicken.
  7. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or once internal temperature is 165*F in the thickest part of the thigh.
  8. Remove the chicken from the crock pot and transfer to a baking dish.
  9. Place the whole chicken under the broiler for 5-6 minutes until the chicken is slightly browned on top.
  10. Remove from oven. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve.

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