Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken - a completely easy meal with tender juicy chicken on a bed of flavorful drippings and vegetables all cooked in a crockpot. Way better than any store bought rotisserie chicken you'd ever have!


5 -6 pound whole chicken , giblets removed
Salt to taste
1/2 lemon sliced
2 tablespoons Creole Seasoning
1-2 rib celery , cut in chunks
5-6 garlic cloves , smashed
3 medium carrots , peeled and cut into thick chunks
sprig of thyme
2 bay leaves
1 Large onion , sliced
5-6 medium red potatoes , cut in half
1/2 tablespoon bouillon powder (optional)
US Customary - Metric

Remove any giblets from chicken then rinse chicken with water, inside and out, then pat dry with paper towels.

Rub inside and out chicken with salt, pepper and bouillon powder . Generously rub the chicken with homemade creole seasoning , stuff with 3 cloves and lemon, then refrigerate until ready to cook. If time permits do it the night before. (up to 24 hours is best) .
Remove chicken from the fridge when ready to cook , add sliced onions in the bottom of the slow cookers insert ,4 smashed garlic.
When ready to cook, add chopped onion, remaining garlic, bay leaf, in bottom of crock pot. 
Place chicken over onions ,in slow cooker, breast side up.
Add potatoes, carrots (optional) in any available space all