Did you know you can cook a whole chicken in the crock pot? It's true! I had no clue until just recently (thanks to a sweet reader for letting me know!). We love chicken around here, but I also use cooked chicken for so many things. Things like Chicken Tamale Pie, Hawaiian Haystacks, Red Sauce Chicken Enchiladas, Green Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken Pot Pie, Baked Chicken Taquitos, and Chicken Tortilla Soup, just to name a few. Cooking a whole chicken in the crock pot is the easiest way I have found to cook a chicken and the meat comes out SO tender and juicy. A major plus!
This time I cooked my chicken on a bed of baby carrots and sliced onions. Dinner can't get any easier than that!
1 whole chicken
salt and pepper or desired spices, to taste
Rinse chicken and place in a crock pot. Cover and cook on high for 5 to 6 hours.