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™‚


Crock pot rotisserie chicken

0-3PP, 0SP on blue & purple (no skin) 2SP green for 3oz
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 40 mins
Course Main meals
Servings 6


  • 1 whole chicken about 5lbs (I bough the one with the neck and giblets removed)
  • 1/2 Tbsp cajun
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Dash of salt & pepper


  • Plug in your crock pot, I found cooking on high worked well but you can cook on low too.
  • Place 4 foil balls on the bottom of your crock pot, this will prevent the chicken from cooking in its own juices.
  • Mix all your seasonings in a bowl.
  • Rinse your thawed chicken under cold water.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 0-3 personal points depending on your 0PP foods , SP Blue & purple- 0SP if skin is removed
  • SP green - 2sp for 3oz
  • Points plus is 3PP for 3oz
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!









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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

      • Drizzle Reply

        Hi Shanna, I’d just check on My Fitness pal or google calories in cooked chicken, there isn’t anything in this really other than spices, when I look on My Fitness Pal it has 30z at 120 calories

  2. Christy Spurlock Reply

    5 stars
    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!

    • Drizzle Reply

      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

  3. 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.

    • Drizzle Reply

      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™‚

  4. Missy Anthony Reply

    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!!

    • Drizzle Reply

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

  5. Nadine Newton Reply

    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?

    • Drizzle Reply

      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..)

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

    • Drizzle Reply

      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˜‰

  6. Joelle Zimmer Reply

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

  7. 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

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

  8. Brittany Marques Reply

    5 stars
    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

      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

  9. Lori Nixon Reply

    5 stars
    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

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

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

    • Drizzle Reply

      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?

  11. Dixie Petersen Reply

    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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

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

  14. 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

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

  15. 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™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

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

  16. 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

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

  19. Terri Holleran Reply

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

  20. 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 (Verywell.com). 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.

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