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Slow cooker whole chicken

Crockpot Whole Chicken

I made this recipe for dinner, along with sauteed garlic asparagus and mashed potatoes and gravy. I made the mashed potatoes and gravy from scratch and used the juices from the chicken for the gravy. Yum.  The chicken was super easy to make.  I was a little concerned that the recipe said to not add any liquid, but it made it’s own within the first two hours or so and nothing burned, so, hooray!

Slow cooker whole chicken

Crockpot whole chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy

The Recipe:

  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne (red) pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 large chicken


Combine the dried spices in a small bowl.  Loosely chop the onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.  Remove any giblets from the chicken and then rub the spice mixture all over. You can even put some of the spices inside the cavity and under the skin covering the breasts.  Put prepared chicken on top of the onions in the slow cooker, cover it, and turn it on to high. There is no need to add any liquid.  Cook for 4 – 5 hours on high (for a 3 or 4 pound chicken) or until the chicken is falling off the bone.

Slow cooker roast

Crock Pot Roast And Veggies

Yesterday I made roast beef and vegetables in the crock pot.  It smelled sooo good all day long and I wanted to eat it so bad. But I had to wait until the husband got home from work.  It was a lot spicier than I had planned on it being, but it was good. We both like some heat.  When the Hubs finally got home, I dove right in. I was starving. So I forgot to take a picture of it when it was done.

I used:

  • A 2 1/2 lb. roast
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 TB black pepper 
  • 1 tsp. Season All 
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp. SALSPRAY COMPANY Devil’s Dust (It’s a mixture of Garlic, Salt, Paprike, Black Tellicherry Pepper, Chipotle, Lemon Peel and Habanero. We got it a specialty spice store.)
  • 1 TB garlic powder
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chunked
  • About 8  carrots, peeled and chunked
  • 1 large white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce


Mix all seasonings together in small bowl, and rub on all sides of pot roast. Put the vegetables around the roast and pour in the broth and Worcestershire sauce.  I cooked it on high for a few hours and then turned it down to low for the rest of the time (about 2-3 more hours) because our crock pot super boils and burns everything.