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Crock pot rotisserie chicken

March 23, 2016

Up until last Saturday, I was a chicken in the crock pot virgin πŸ˜‰ Yup that’s right, I had never cooked a whole chicken in the crock pot, and even more so I had never cooked a whole chicken! Don’t get me wrong, I love chicken, and eat it a lot, but I always just cook up chicken breast.. Well recently the whole chickens went on sale at my local grocery store… so I put all my fears behind me and stuck one of those babies (ok chickens) in my cart! Boy am I glad I did… Let me tell you this could not have been any easier and certainly could not have tasted any better! Even though there is not much to it and probably a thousand recipes online already for crock pot chicken I thought I just have to add this to my blog, so my followers can see how simple it is πŸ™‚


5.0 from 4 reviews
Crock pot rotisserie chicken
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 6
0SP on blue & purple (no skin) 2SP green for 3oz-3PP
  • 1 whole chicken, about 5lbs (I bough the one with the neck and giblets removed)
  • ½ Tbsp cajun
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Dash of salt & pepper
  1. Plug in your crock pot, I found cooking on high worked well but you can cook on low too.
  2. Place 4 foil balls on the bottom of your crock pot, this will prevent the chicken from cooking in its own juices.
  3. Mix all your seasonings in a bowl.
  4. Rinse your thawed chicken under cold water.
  5. Sprinkle your seasonings all over the chicken, getting everywhere you can cover. You can change up your seasonings to please, there really is no right from wrong when it comes to seasoning it. Also you can make it more of a rub style by adding a bit of water to your mix.
  6. Place chicken in crock pot so it is resting on the foil balls, cook on high for 4-4.5 hours or low 7-8 hours. Chicken should reach a minimum temperature of 175F (you can check with a meat thermometer) Remove chicken, slice and serve.
  7. SP Blue & purple- 0SP is skin removed
  8. SP green - 2sp for 3oz
  9. Points plus is 3PP for 3oz







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    Reply Lori March 23, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Did you remove the skin before seasoning and cooking??

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 24, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Nope, just put it in as is πŸ™‚

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    Reply Michelle March 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I’d tried this but didn’t do the foil balls and it was wet and mushy. Thanks for the tip!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 25, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Yeah, I saw the trick on Pinterest.. Glad I did πŸ™‚ Hope it turns out for you.

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    Reply Christy Spurlock March 27, 2016 at 1:16 am

    I bought my first chicken in 52 years and made this recipe. Excellent chicken and very moist. I too was a crockpot virgin but my life has been turned around….THANKS TO YOU! I look forward to making this many times to come. Love your blog and how it makes my life so much easier and healthier.

    PS the foil balls is an excellent tip!

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      Reply Drizzle March 27, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      Awesome!! Can’t believe we both waited so long to break that virginity lol πŸ˜‰ It cooked so nice and I know I see many more whole chickens in my future.. So glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for your kind words Christy

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    Reply Lynette March 30, 2016 at 12:38 am

    I know that you cook the chicken with the skin on but to get the points to be that low, don’t you have to remove the skin before eating? If that’s the case, I would suggest loosening the skin and putting some seasoning under the skin so that it flavors through all of the meat – just a thought.

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      Reply Drizzle March 30, 2016 at 4:19 am

      Good suggestion.. Most of the meat is skin free, only the pieces cut from the top have the skin on, so I guess it comes down to what pieces you eat πŸ™‚

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    Reply Missy Anthony April 3, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    I made this last night and I have to say it was amazing……I never thought of the foil balls but it worked…Another win!!

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      Reply Drizzle April 3, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      Yay, glad you enjoyed it Missy.. The foil balls work great πŸ™‚

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    Reply Nadine Newton July 11, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Im trying this recipe for the first time as we speak. I want to add this as a recipe in my recipe builder on weight watchers app but I’m not sure how because I add in a 5 lb chicken and it comes out to 129 smart points (for the whole chicken) but that’s including the bones and everything. Any suggestions on how to get this more accurate so I can track it?

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      Reply Drizzle July 12, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      Hi, hmmm not too sure, sorry I never use the recipe builder, I use myfitnesspal to build my recipes.. Maybe guess what the weight would be with just the chicken (no bones etc..)

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      Reply Lee Ann May 15, 2017 at 7:43 am

      Just weight it after you deboned only the portion you r about to eat

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    Reply Cynthia November 5, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    My WW leader says skin is OK……

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      Reply Drizzle November 6, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      πŸ™‚ I think it depends on you and what works best for you, I personally don’t add points if I eat some of the skin πŸ˜‰

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    Reply Joelle Zimmer January 12, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Made this yesterday and it was delicious!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 12, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

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    Reply Joelle Zimmer January 12, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I made this yesterday and it was delicious! I am going to use the leftovers for a quesadilla. Thanks!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 12, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Yes, perfect for quesadillas, enjoy! πŸ™‚

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    Reply Maria February 20, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I wanted to try this recipe but I was wondering if you need to add additional liquid to make this in a crock pot….. thanks , Maria

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 22, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      This recipe is for a crock pot, no added liquids were needed

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    Reply Susan February 26, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Trying this today????

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Hope you love it πŸ™‚

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    Reply Brittany Marques March 28, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I made this tonight, and am not sure how to calculate the WW SP. I added the ingredients into the recipe builder and accounted for 3oz of chicken breast with the skin on and spices, and got 3SP.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 30, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      Hi there, I guess if all of the 3oz you took has skin on it then you would go with what the App says but chances are you probably only had a little skin, I just go with what the App says for 3oz cooked chicken breast , but do what your comfortable with

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    Reply Lori Nixon August 3, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I always rub the seasonings all over the chicken and then bag it and put in fridge for 8 hours before putting into crock pot. I believe it adds to the flavor and moistness of the chicken. I also put it under the broiler for 10 minutes to brown it up before serving. Yum

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 5, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      Sounds awesome, I will have to try it out, thanks for the tip πŸ™‚

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    Reply MDog August 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    How much would you suggest reducing the time for a smaller chicken? I have a 3lb chicken. Thanks!

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      Reply Drizzle August 17, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      I am not too sure, I would just check on it and see, maybe do the math on how long it is in per lb?

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    Reply Dixie Petersen August 16, 2017 at 6:07 am

    I was wondering if you could just use chicken breasts and follow same
    procedure? Perhaps 4 good size, boneless with skin on? We are not
    dark meat eaters.
    Thanks so much! Loving your recipes!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Sure you could, you would get a shredded type chicken πŸ™‚

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    Reply Shannon January 21, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Looking forward to this recipe! I use crock pots a lot! I’m plan to throw some veggies around the chicken for a one pot meal.

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    Reply Jackie February 4, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    This was fabulous! So easy and so delicious; the whole family loved it. Your website is awesome; thank you for all the WW-friendly recipes!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 6, 2018 at 11:40 am

      You are very welcome Jackie πŸ™‚ so glad you loved the chicken πŸ™‚

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    Reply Kathy March 9, 2018 at 11:29 am

    I wonder if you could foil wrap potatoes instead of the foil balls under the chicken? Going to give this a try! The recipe looks wonderful

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 9, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Don’t see why not, great idea πŸ™‚ Let me know if they bake up ok

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    Reply Crystal September 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    When I cook meets in the crockpot, I usually line the bottom with thickly sliced sweet onions, so that the meat doesn’t stick to the bottom, and it’s added seasoning, and the onions are AMAZING after for serving and presentation πŸ™‚

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      Reply Drizzle September 18, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      Yum, I love onion, thanks for the tip Crystal πŸ™‚

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    Reply Kathy January 27, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Oh I know this is gonna be delicious! Just one thing though – if you put β€œchicken thigh – skinless w bone” into the app you get some serious points. I think the only zero point chicken is breast meat. Right? But I love dark meat so much I make room for the points anyway!!! πŸ˜‹

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 5, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      Yes I think dark meat has points, that said, remember it is your journey, if you find you are not over eating it and can still lose while counting it as a zero food as well then go for it πŸ™‚

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    Reply Cathy January 24, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    My chicken is in the crockpot already, foil balls too lol Can’t wait to try it.

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      Reply Drizzle January 26, 2020 at 12:53 pm

      I hope you enjoyed it Cathy πŸ™‚

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    Reply Terri Holleran May 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    I have been making chicken like this for years. But I use an envelope of dry Good Seasons Salad Dressing mix . Really good

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 20, 2020 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks for sharing Terri πŸ™‚

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    Reply Jeanne December 16, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    This recipe is so good. When I joined Weight Watchers the program was Points Plus; I stayed with that because it worked so well for me.

    I ran the recipe using the Very Well Fit recipe analyzer ( A 3 oz. serving is 4 Points Plus according to their analysis. The chicken is so delicious it’s worth the extra point!

    We have this chicken once a month, it’s that good.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 18, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      Hi Jeanne, so glad you enjoy the chicken πŸ™‚

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