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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Vegetables

Updated December 30, 2022
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Vegetables
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Among whole chicken slow cooker recipes, this recipe for Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Vegetables is one of the simplest and tastiest to make! This one-pot dish includes your sides in the same pot, so once you prep the dish, you can just let it cook. It's a great slow cooker chicken recipe for four.


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Cooking Time8 hr


  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 (5 1/2 - 6 pound) whole chicken
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced 1 1/2-inch thick
  • 4 small red potatoes, cut in eighths
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced 1 1/2-inch thick


  1. Place half of sliced onion on bottom of slow cooker crock.

  2. Rinse chicken and pat dry.

  3. Sprinkle all sides with seasoned salt and pepper. Place chicken on top of sliced onions in crock.

  4. Arrange remaining onion, carrots, potatoes and celery around chicken.

  5. Cover slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6 to 8 hours.

  6. Chicken is done when meat temperature registers 170 degrees F in the breast or 180 degrees F in the thickest part of the thigh.

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I really want to make this recipe, but we only use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Do you know how many I should add to take the place of the chicken? I have to agree with Kefra that we may have a crock pot addiction too. I am coming up with all kinds of recipes to add to my collection. I think I have enough to try for the next few months or longer.

Hi SissieSass, while it depends on the size of the chicken you'd be substituting, I think you could go with about 3 large chicken breasts. I hope that helps! - Natalie, Editor of AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes

This looks so easy and Yummy! I try to keep chopped bags of vegies in the freezer all the time for soups and stews. Carrots, parsnips, rutabagas, celery, potatoes, then all I have to do is grab what's needed and dump it in the pot! Turn it on and dinner will be ready when we come home. :) I think I have a crock pot addiction!! LOL, just kidding! Just like to cook and have fun at it.


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