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Crockpot Chicken

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There’s a recipe going around the internet for “engagement chicken.” It appears to be a pretty delicious roasted chicken. I love roast chicken and how I roast my chickens is very similar to this recipe. I believe the rumored story behind this chicken recipe is that if you are dating and make this chicken you will quickly be engaged. Personally, I find hunting men via their digestive systems a little distasteful but if that is your thing, rock on. I’m not here to judge and like I said, the recipe looks delightful. However, if you don’t want to spend the time to roast a chicken or (like me) you hate carving chickens then put your chicken in the Crockpot.

A few notes: If you like the crispy skin of a roasted chicken (and who doesn’t) you won’t get it with this recipe. Crockpot chicken makes very juicy, tender, fall-off-the-bone meat but it is in no way crispy. Usually, I would add veggies like carrots and celery to the mix but I’m saving the leftovers to make chicken salad. Also, do NOT stuff this chicken with citrus. That is a foolproof rule for roasting a chicken but not when you put it in the Crockpot. The flavor will overpower your chicken.

 Crockpot Chicken


  • 1 whole chicken
  • salt & pepper
  • onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • poultry seasoning
  • juice of 1 lemon

I always line my Crockpot, but you don’t have to. Place chopped onion on bottom of Crockpot. Place chicken on onions. Season chicken liberally with salt, pepper, garlic, and poultry seasoning. Pour lemon juice over the chicken.

Cover the slow cooker and cook for 6 hours, undisturbed.