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Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot

A flavorful, tender, moist whole chicken recipe you can shred and use in hundreds of different recipes. This helps take the stress out of dinner prep.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Julie @MomFabulous


  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Montreal Poultry Seasoning
  • Or other desired seasonings - can use BBQ sauce taco seasoning or your own rub


  • 1. Place 4 foil balls on the bottom of your crock pot.
  • 2. Place your whole chicken (be sure to check for the neck and other chicken pieces inside the cavity and discard those) on the foil balls.
  • 3. Season with salt, pepper and Montreal Poultry seasoning.
  • 4. Put the lid on and turn your crock pot to high (about 5 hours) or low (about 8 to 9 hours).
  • 5. Check the internal temperature of your chicken with a meat thermometer. It's ready when it reads 165 degrees F.
  • 6. Remove the chicken from the crock pot and let rest for about 20 minutes.
  • 7. After it's rested, shred the chicken with two forks.
  • 8. Enjoy and use in different recipes all week!


Shredded chicken freezes really well. Place the shredded chicken in a freezer safe Ziploc bag. Write the date on it and stick it in the freezer. Pull it out of the freezer the night before you plan to use it and thaw it in the refrigerator.