Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 large whole chicken (about 4 pounds)

Directions

Place the onion pieces in the bottom of your slow cooker. Remove any giblets from the chicken and stuff it with rosemary, garlic and lemon wedges (or whatever herbs and aromatics you like). Rub the outside of the chicken with the spice mixture. If you like you can also rub some of the spices on the inside of the cavity and beneath the skin covering the breasts. Place the spice rubbed chicken, breast side down, on top of the onion pieces and cover the slow cooker. You won’t need to add any extra liquid. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 7 hours, or until the chicken is tender and falling off the bone. Remove from the slow cooker and serve. Remove from the slow cooker and serve.