How to Bake a Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot

Today, I’m sharing the recipe for My  Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken with a delicious dry rub. This Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot Recipe is a great time saver that you can use for several more family meals. Come on in and I’ll share the recipe with you and show you How to Bake a Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot…

Chicken in a Crock Pot Recipe

 I can’t believe the amazing meals that I have gotten out of this one 6 lb. chicken. The first night was the chicken itself with mashed potatoes and gravy from the juices. That would have been good enough right there. The chicken is packed with flavor from an easy dry rub that is ready in seconds. 

Moist Crock Pot Whole Chicken Recipe

But, then I decided to play around with the leftover shredded chicken. The next night I made the easiest and most awesome Chicken Tacos, and then a Root Beer Barbeque sauce for Pulled Chicken Barbeque Sandwiches.  

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All from one chicken! What a great deal, and timesaver. I’ll share the links to those recipes, below.

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Here’s the handy dandy printable:

Chicken in a Crock Pot Recipe

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Recipe

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Author: Melissa


Dry Rub

  • 2 Tbsp. Dry Mustard

1 Tbsp. of each

  • Parsley Powder – or Dry Parsley Flakes
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika Spanish
  • Minced Onion
  • ½ tsp. of Cumin
  • ½ tsp. of Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp. of Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp. of Salt

Additional Ingredients for Slow Cooker Meal

  • Whole Chicken – about 6 lbs.
  • 1 Large Vidalia Onion – Sliced
  • Whole Carrots
  • Bay Leaf


  • 2 Tbsp. of flour mixed with 2 Tbsp. of Water


  • Prepare the dry rub by mixing all of the dry rub spices together in a medium size bowl
  • Place Most of the onions and carrots into the bottom of the slow cooker
  • Rub the chiken with dry rub, rubbing some underneath the skin
  • Place the chicken in the slow cooker
  • Add the rest of the onions, carrots, and bay leaf into the Cooker
  • Place on Low, and cook for 6-8 hours, Basting Occasionally


  • Pour some of the juices out into a saucepan
  • Gradually pour the flour and water mixture into the juices and whisk together
  • Heat until gravy thickens


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