Crock Pot – Rotisserie Style Whole Chicken

As I’ve mentioned numerous times before, I try to plan/make dinner ahead of time on Thursdays because that is the day I usually have my out of town doctor’s appointment and all I want to do is nap when I get home lol!

Last night I decided to try cooking a whole chicken in the crock pot so it was ready at dinner with minimal effort on my part.  I had some leftover frozen mashed potatoes already so all I had to do at dinner time was cook some veggies and make a gravy with the drippings from the chicken!

Chris actually thought I had picked up a deli rotisserie chicken to have with dinner!



Here is all I used to make it. The grocery store had a great sale on whole chickens last week so I bought a package of 2.  I will likely cook the second one the same way but maybe serve it with fries and a nice dipping sauce!


The first thing I did was to rinse the chicken and then make 4 balls out of aluminum foil and place them in the bottom of my crock pot.  This kept the chicken drippings separate for when I was making the gravy.


I mixed all of the spices in a small bowl.


Brushed the entire chicken with olive oil….


Rubbed the spice mixture all over the chicken.


And then placed the chicken in the crock pot bowl, resting on the 4 aluminum foil balls.


And then I cooked it on low heat for about 6 hours until it was cooked through.


I removed the chicken from the pan, poured the juice in a bowl to make gravy and cut the chicken into pieces on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, removing bones as I went.  The meat practically fell away from the bones, making the latter very easy.


I put the cut up chicken in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes to crisp up the skin and mixed a corn starch and cold water mixture into the gravy, thickening it on high heat in the microwave (about 3 minutes) before serving the chicken, with the gravy topped mashed potatoes and some veggies.  Both of the boys pretty much cleaned their plates lol!




Crock Pot –  Rotisserie Style Whole Chicken

Preparation Time: 5 minutes  Cooking Time: 6 – 7 hours  Servings: 2 – 4


  • 1 whole chicken, mine was about 3 lbs.
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup broth, optional to make more gravy


  1. Roll up 4 pieces of aluminum foil into balls and place in bottom of crock pot bowl.
  2. Rinse chicken then brush with olive oil.
  3. Mix all spices in small bowl and rub all over chicken.
  4. Place in crock pot bowl, resting on aluminum foil balls.
  5. Cook on low heat for 6 – 7 hours until cooked through.
  6. Remove chicken to parchment paper lined cookie sheet and cut into pieces.
  7. Remove juices to microwave safe bowl.
  8. Place chicken pieces in 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes, to crisp skin.
  9. Add a mixture of corn starch and the water and add to drippings/juice.
  10. Microwave on high heat for about 3 minutes until thickened.
  11. Serve chicken with gravy, and mashed potatoes and veggies, optional.



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