Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken will become a regular on your weeknight dinner plan. Tender, so juicy, and so easy. Made at home in your slow cooker, you can serve this one as a hearty main course. Or use the meat for countless easy dinner options. So join the fun and learn how to make rotisserie chicken at home.
Why Do We Love Rotisserie Chicken?
I swear I can smell rotisserie chicken cooking from a mile away. Running a morning errand at a store that’s even anywhere near a grocery store and I’m a gonner.
They fire up those rotisserie cookers early in the morning, so that the aromas wafting through the air will magically lure us into the store. And they do!
They’re incredibly flavorful, incredibly addictive, and an incredibly easy dinner option.
I find some of the grocery store rotisserie chickens to be a little on the small side and sometimes a bit peculiar in how they’re cooked. Not always.
And of course Costco is the king of rotisserie chicken. Big meaty beautiful chickens for $4.99. You simply have to grab one every time you’re in Costco. I recently read an article that Costco looses money on those chickens. I don’t doubt that a bit, but they’re in the back of the store and I always grab a couple of impulse items on the way to the checkout, so I’m sure their financial situation remains profitable. 🙂
But what if you arrived home to that same tempting aroma, wafting from your very own kitchen. And you didn’t even have to go through self checkout on your way home. Or purchase a rotisserie machine.
So let’s talk about how to make a rotisserie chicken at home. In the crock pot.
About This Recipe and Why It Works
I read about this rotisserie chicken in the slow cooker recipe on Saturday and it was in my crockpot on Monday. It’s delicious! And isn’t it always a treat to come home from work to a house smelling like savory comfort.
The spices in this recipe are an incredible combination. And it’s almost as easy as grabbing a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. And of course tastier.
After seasoning, the chicken is placed in the crockpot on a bed of sliced onions. Once cooked, I suggest that you take a bite of onion before serving. As you can tell, they were so good they ended up as a side dish with the meal.
This chicken will be a frequent visitor to our dinner table.
Ways to Use Left Over Rotisserie Chicken
One of the best things about a rotisserie chicken is the fact that it can be used to make many easy meals. Here are some ideas.
- Add to greens for a main course Chicken Salad
- Make Chicken Soup
- Easy Chicken Tacos
- Make a Southwestern Chicken Sandwich
- How about Three Cheese Chicken Lasagna
- Tortilla Chicken Pizza Appetizer
- Chicken Fried Rice
How To Make Rotisserie Chicken in the Crockpot
I hope you give this crockpot rotisserie chicken recipe a try. And if you do please come back and give the recipe a star rating. And leave a comment about your experience with the recipe.
And if you have a favorite crock pot chicken recipe, let me know, I’d love to give it a try.
More Crockpot Chicken Recipes
- Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Wild Rice Soup
- Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sandwich Recipe
- Southwestern Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken
And if you’re looking to beef up your chicken recipe database, don’t miss my Chicken Category. You’ll find a ton of recipes to cluck over and the most favorite chicken recipe on my site, Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan.
Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken Recipe
- For the Chicken:
- 3 – 4 pounds Whole Chicken
- 1 medium onion sliced into rings
- 1 whole Lemon quartered (optional)
- 1/2 cup Water or chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon Dried Rosemary crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Chili powder
- Seasoning to sprinkle over chicken after it’s placed the crockpot:
- 1 Tablespoon Dried Paprika
- 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt
- 1 Tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
- Combine all spices (garlic powder through chili powder) spices in small bowl. With your hands, loosen skin on chicken and distribute mixture evenly between meat and skin. Place lemon quarters in cavity of bird.
- Place onion in bottom of slow cooker. Add water or stock. Top with chicken — breast side down — so that (chicken) is not coming in direct contact with the bottom of the cooker.
- Sprinkle the paprika, salt and Old Bay over Chicken.
- Cook 6-7 hours on ‘low’ setting, or 4-5 hours on ‘high’ setting.
- With sides, this serves a family of five. (Strain and freeze the resulting stock, and make sure you treat yourself to the onions!)
How To Make Rotisserie Chicken at Home …It’s What’s for Dinner.