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Slow-Cooker Rotisserie-Style Chicken

slow-cooker rotisserie-style chicken Entree
Slow-Cooker Rotisserie-Style Chicken
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 6

All you need is four ingredients and a slow cooker to make an incredibly moist and meltingly tender crockpot whole chicken that’s way better than the store-bought version. MORE+ LESS-

Updated June 14, 2019

Ingredients

2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons chili powder
2
teaspoons salt
1
whole chicken (3 to 4 lb)

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In small bowl, stir together brown sugar, chili powder and salt.
  • 3
    Pat chicken dry, both inside and outside, with paper towels. Rub chicken all over with brown sugar mixture.
  • 4
    Place chicken, breast-side up, in slow cooker.
  • 5
    Cover; cook on High heat setting 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours or until legs move easily when lifted or twisted and thermometer inserted in thickest part of inside thigh reads at least 165°F. Remove chicken from slow cooker; let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to that the chicken is no longer pink near the bones and the juices run clear when pierced by the tip of a knife. The internal temperature should be 165°F on an instant-read thermometer.
  • If you like a little kick to your chicken, add 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) to the brown sugar mixture.
  • Serve this chicken whole, as you would a roasted chicken, or remove the meat from the bones, and shred into bite-size pieces to use in any number of other recipes.
  • The flavor of rotisserie chickens is a barbecue combo of a little sugar and lots of spice. Add some ground red chile—cayenne or smoked chipotle—for more kick.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
890mg
37%
Potassium
240mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • We’ve all gotten used to the term “rotisserie” to describe pre-cooked, ready-to-chicken. But actually, rotisserie is a style of roasting where meat is skewered on a spit. With a long solid rod to skewer it, the meat is cooked over a fire or roasted in an oven. What on special in the five-items-or-less-line at the market likely wasn’t grilled on a spit over an open flame, so not try your hand at making your own chicken? Meet your new dinner life-saver, whole chicken in crockpot. To make it happen, you just need a little organization and ten minutes of prep time will give you a whole chicken that tastes better than store-bought. Not only will slow cooker chicken be delicious tonight, but you can check out this guide to stretching more meals from a rotisserie chicken, with quick-start ideas for more weeknight dinners, including soups, salads, sandwiches and more. And check out Betty’s best chicken recipes for even more ideas.

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