4.8 from 30 votes
Review Recipe

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken & Gravy

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly N.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken & Gravy! A complete Sunday meal in one pot. While it takes only minutes of prep, this tender, juicy chicken & gravy tastes like you’ve been in the kitchen all day.
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Ingredients

  • 1 small chicken , about 4lbs
  • 2 slices onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • cornstarch
  • chicken broth (optional)
Seasoning Mix
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme

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Instructions

  1. Combine all seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Brush chicken with olive oil and rub seasoning into chicken.

  3. Roll up balls of foil and place in the bottom of the slow cooker with 2 thick slices of onion. Place chicken on foil, breast side up so it is slightly lifted off the bottom of the slow cooker. (You can use onion and carrot chunks instead if you prefer).

  4. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours. (165 degrees)
  5. Remove chicken and place on a small pan. Broil 3-4 minutes to crisp skin (optional). Rest 10 minutes before slicing.
Gravy
  1. Remove foil and onion from slow cooker and turn onto high. If required, add broth to create about 2 cups of liquid.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 4 tablespoons cornstarch with 4 tablespoons water to create a slurry.
  3. Whisk about 2/3 of the cornstarch into the drippings/broth and let cook on high. Depending on the amount of liquid you may need to add more of the cornstarch slurry to reach desired consistency. Let cook at least 5 minutes before serving.
  4. Taste and season with salt & pepper.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
Nutritional information calculated without chicken broth
Nutrition Information
Calories: 479, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 142mg, Sodium: 716mg, Potassium: 392mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 35g, Vitamin A: 760%, Vitamin C: 4%, Calcium: 21%, Iron: 1.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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