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Slow Cooker Garlic Rosemary Whole Chicken

This slow cooker whole chicken is easy and full of awesome flavors. Made in the ease of a crockpot, it is a simple dinner staple and the leftover chicken can be used in so many other ways.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot chicken, how to cook a whole chicken, slow cooker chicken
Servings: 7 people
Calories: 208.56kcal


  • slow cooker


  • 3-4 pound whole chicken rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup broth or stock
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 1 large yellow onion peeled and cut into rings
  • 1 head of garlic cut in half
  • 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary or to taste


  • Arrange onions and garlic at the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • Add 2 sprigs of rosemary on top of the onions and garlic.
  • Remove the giblets from the chicken and then lay it in the slow cooker on top of the onions, garlic and rosemary.
  • Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the chicken.
  • Break apart the remaining rosemary pieces and arrange on top of chicken.
  • Pour bone broth/stock around chicken in slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours OR on low for 7-8 hours. Chicken is done when meat is falling off the bone and has an internal temperature of 165℉
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker, remove meat from the bone and enjoy warm! Store leftovers in fridge for up to 4 days. Make sure to save the bones to make homemade bone broth in your slow cooker!


Calories: 208.56kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.71g | Protein: 17.65g | Fat: 14.11g | Saturated Fat: 4.03g | Cholesterol: 69.98mg | Sodium: 630.7mg | Potassium: 199.3mg | Fiber: 0.27g | Sugar: 0.69g | Vitamin A: 130.63IU | Vitamin C: 2.79mg | Calcium: 13.88mg | Iron: 0.87mg