Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

I don't remember exactly where I stumbled across this recipe, but it's one of my favorites.  Buying a whole chicken is much cheaper than buying the parts already cut off the whole bird.  Sometimes they even have awesome deals on buying a pack of 2 whole birds.  Plus, it is super simple to make a meal for a family.

It's not exactly a rotisserie chicken, but it's the same concept.  Kind of.  Give the chicken a little rub of some spices and olive oil....yum.  You place the chicken on some aluminum foil balls and the fat drips off, and yet the chicken still stays moist and full of flavor.  The downside - the chicken is so tender and moist that it just falls apart when you try to take it out of the slow cooker.  Is that really a downside?  I submit that it is NOT!

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken


1 whole chicken, cleaned and dried
1 Tbs. Paprika
1 Tbs. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. thyme
1 Tbs. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbs. olive oil


1. Rinse chicken and pat dry with a paper towel.  Lay on a cutting board.

2. Make 5 aluminum foil balls, about the size of your fist.  Place in the bottom of slow cooker.

3. Combine spices in a small bowl.  Drizzle olive oil over chicken and rub all over.  Rub spices onto chicken.

4. Place chicken on top of foil balls.  Cook on HIGH for 1 hour and the reduce heat to LOW for 5 hours.

Serves 6