Tender, juicy, fall off the bone roasted chicken has never been easier! This crockpot roasted chicken recipe is one you’ll come back to time after time. Homestyle chicken is so easy to prepare and so versatile. One simple dish gives you endless options and really gets the best bang for your buck! You have no idea how badly I wanted to say best bang for your cluck.I love my crockpot. I know, I know, I think that’s something we all say. (If you don’t say this, you need to hop on the bandwagon!) I recently realized that not only do I have an obvious list of reasons why I love my crock-pot, but I can break it down into subcategories of seasonal reasons for why I love my crockpot. Yes, I’m that nerdy.
Fall: I love my crockpot in the fall because it’s so easy to make cozy recipes that smell like fall, spiced apples, acorn squash, chili before football games.
Winter: In the winter it’s so nice to come in from the cold to a bowl of beef stew or a mug of hot cider!
Spring: In the spring I just want to be outside soaking up the sun and going for walks with my family, it’s so nice to start dinner in the crockpot then go out and play all day and come back to it later.
Summer: Who wants to heat up the kitchen in the summer? The crock pot is perfect for pulled pork sandwiches, taco meat, fresh fruit crisps.
But I digress.
Right now, I’m in the ‘let me outside, let the warm sunshine on my skin,I want to enjoy each daffodil and ride my bicycle through town phase.” Hence this crockpot roasted chicken recipe. If you’ve never roasted a chicken in the crockpot before, you are in for a treat. Easy! Delicious! Versatile! Repeat!
Shred or chop the chicken for your favorite casserole recipe. Use the drippings to make gravy. Serve your roast chicken sliced with cheddar mashed potatoes (our favorite). Save the leftover bones and make a batch of broth. The options here are basically endless.
Here are a few tips for the best crockpot roasted chicken:
- Tie the legs with kitchen twine. Chicken roasted in the crockpot will be so incredibly tender when it is done. Sometimes the wings and legs will just fall off as you take it out of the crockpot. I’ve found that tying the legs together with kitchen twine will help hold your chicken together better.
- Make aluminum foil balls to hold your chicken above the juices that will collect in the bottom of the crock pot. I’ve found that about 5-6, 1.5 inch foil balls is a good amount for my 7 quart crockpot. For a smaller crockpot you can probably get away with less.
- If you like a crispy skin on your chicken, after roasting in the crockpot place your chicken on an oven proof tray and place under the broiler for a few minutes to crispen the skin up.
Crockpot Roasted Chicken
Tender, juicy, fall off the bone roasted chicken has never been easier!
- 1 chicken
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Rinse your chicken and pat it dry with paper towels. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine.
- Sprinkle a small amount of the seasoning inside the chicken.
- Brush with the melted butter and then thoroughly coat the outside of the chicken with the remaining seasonings.
- Place 5-6 small foil balls into the bottom of your slow cooker and then place the chicken on top of the balls so it's suspended above the bottom of the crockpot.
- Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours or on low for 6-8 hours or until the chicken is cooked through to a minimum temperature of 165 degrees when tested.
Now on a completely unrelated note. When I was shopping for this post, I bought 3 chickens and every single one was missing half the wing on one side! Weird little pirate looking chickens! I wonder what happened…sticking with the pirate theory.