Clean Eats, Recipes

Crock Pot Whole Roasted Chicken

In my previous post, I promised a simple crock pot roasted whole chicken. I had made a Costco run and grabbed two organic whole chickens (you have to buy two at Costco). So, I froze one, and used one to make the recipe below. It doesn’t get any easier than this. I always set it all up in the crock pot the night before, put the lid on and throw it in the fridge. In the morning, there is always just too much to do to get out the door on time. I like just pulling it out of the fridge, sitting the crock in the basin and turning it on low before leaving for work. Of course, this is also a great way to cut down dinner prep on a busy weekend. Sorry I forgot to take a photo of this one. It was a super busy weeknight. Ill add one later when I make this again, which will be soon!

 1 whole chicken (I prefer organic)
 1/2 cup water
 2 teaspoons dried French thyme
 1 teaspoon dried garlic powder (or 2 cloves minced garlic)
 2-3 teaspoons ground sea salt
 1 teaspoon ground pepper

  1. Unwrap the chicken and remove any giblets from the cavity (freeze or refrigerate these  these to make bone broth)
  2. Rinse off the chicken and place breast-side down in the crock pot.
  3. Add the 1/2 cup of water to the crock pot
  4. Sprinkle the thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper over the chicken
  5.  Put on the lid and cook on low for 10-12 hours (Im sure it would be done in 8 hours, but I just let mine go until I get home from work)

When ready, carefully pull the cooked bird out of crock and place on large plate or platter. Clean all of the meat off the bone and save the carcass for bone broth.

There are so many options on how to serve this! One of my favorites is over a salad. I love making a “kitchen sink” salad with whatever I have on hand. Throw some roasted chicken over it and dinner is served!

If you are single or have a small family, this chicken would freeze well to save for another time.

Serves 6-8