Have you ever tried crockpot rotisserie chicken? It’s cheap and easy! Learn the best ways to cook a whole chicken and what to make with rotisserie chicken!
*Recipe and photos updated 1/2022*
Let’s talk about this crockpot rotisserie chicken! Did you already know you can make a rotisserie-style chicken in the crockpot? It’s not actually a rotisserie chicken because it’s just sitting in your crockpot, not spinning, but the end result is similar!
You get fall-off-the-bone tender meat with very little effort on your part. Plus, it’s healthier than the rotisserie chickens you get at the store (although those certainly are delicious, aren’t they?!).
What to make with rotisserie chicken
The best thing about cooking a whole chicken this way is the amount of meat you cook at once. Depending on the size, you should have enough for 2-3 meals for the family, which makes it ideal for food prep!
Here are a few recipes you could make using your chicken:
How to make crock pot rotisserie chicken
Here’s how you do it in just a few simple steps:
- Place foil balls in the crockpot.
- Pat the chicken dry and sprinkle with seasonings.
- Place breast-side down in the crockpot with a little water and cook on low.
Here are the full directions:Print
Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken
This crockpot rotisserie chicken is the easiest way to cook a whole chicken to use for multiple meals.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 1x
- 1 whole young chicken (5–6 pounds)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- salt & pepper
- 1/2 cup water
- Tear four sheets of aluminum foil, scrunch them up into balls and place them in the bottom of the crockpot.
- Remove the giblets from the chicken and pat the chicken dry with a paper towel.
- Sprinkle with seasonings.
- Place the chicken breast side down on top of the foil balls. Add 1/2 cup water to crockpot. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until the meat easily pulls off the bone.
- Optional step- remove all the meat, fill the crockpot with water and cook on low another 10 hours to make chicken stock.
Chicken can also be cooked on high for 4-5 hours but I’ve found that cooking it on low and also cooking it breast-side down yields the best results.
- The aluminum foil balls help elevate the chicken so it isn’t just sitting on the bottom of the crockpot.
- The seasonings listed above are just suggestions. Use your own favorite spices, or try adding some grated garlic or lemon zest to the mix!
- The skin will not get crispy in the crockpot. If you’re looking for crispy skin, the oven is definitely the way to go.
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