NOTE: This recipe works for a whole chicken OR turkey breast!

Last week, I posted a pic on Instagram of a slow cooker (need a new slow cooker?) whole chicken that I made and THE INTERWEBS WENT WILD. Though I did include the recipe on Instagram, I figured that it deserved a post all on its own. Are you following me on Instagram?

The Easiest Slow Cooker Crock-Pot Whole Chicken or Turkey Breast Recipe

Watch the steps below or scroll down to print the recipe!

So delicious!

The Easiest Slow Cooker Crock-Pot Whole Chicken or Turkey Breast Recipe

I actually tried this recipe for the first time this past Thanksgiving with a turkey breast, which I also (of course) posted on Instagram.

The Easiest Slow Cooker Crock-Pot Whole Chicken or Turkey Breast Recipe

This also received raving feedback. I just knew that I had to try it again, but this time on a whole chicken. I assumed that it would perform the same as the turkey, but I wasn’t 100% sure. Would it create its own juice as before? Would it be just as flavorful and tender?

The answer was yes.

The Easiest Slow Cooker Crock-Pot Whole Chicken or Turkey Breast Recipe

This chicken (and turkey) is the easiest and most delicious one that I have ever made. I seriously could not get over how yummy it was and the amount of juice that was created without any addition. Another bonus was that it created a ton of leftovers for chicken salad, shredded chicken tacos, and the most savory juice for gravy!

Okay, let’s just get on the recipe, shall we? 🙂

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe

The Easiest Slow Cooker Crock-Pot Whole Chicken or Turkey Breast

This super easy Crockpot Slow Cooker Whole Chicken or Turkey Breast recipe is the juiciest, most flavorful dish you’ll ever have!

Ingredients

  • one whole chicken thawed
  • medium yellow onion
  • head of garlic
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary or 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried thyme or 5 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Slice yellow onion into fours and halve garlic head, then place on the bottom of the slow cooker. Remove any bags of gizzards, etc. from inside of the chicken.
  • Mix all dried spices in a small bowl and then sprinkle all around the chicken (top, bottom, and sides). Place chicken on top of onion and garlic and throw in any fresh spices. Drizzle a bit of olive oil on top of the chicken, then cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. The vegetables and chicken will create its own juice, but feel free to add a tiny bit of stock if you like.

The Easiest Slow Cooker Crock-Pot Whole Chicken or Turkey Breast Recipe

Friends, make this chicken or turkey soon. You will be so impressed and never use the baking method again, I promise! Need a new slow cooker? CLICK HERE!

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The Easiest Slow Cooker Crock-Pot Whole Chicken or Turkey Breast Recipe