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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 179.4
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 90.6 mg
  • Sodium: 231.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 29.1 g

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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Submitted by: APRILDAWN678

Introduction

White wine and onion soup mix give the chicken a super yummy flavor! White wine and onion soup mix give the chicken a super yummy flavor!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    Whole chicken (4-5 pounds)
    Large onion, cut in wedges
    4 stalks celery cut in half
    6 cloves minced garlic
    1 package Lipton's onion soup dry mix
    1/2 cup white wine

Directions

Remove "inside parts." Fill cavity with onions and celery. Place remaining onions and celery in crock pot. Place chicken on top of veggies, with breasts up. Pour wine over chicken. (I use Sutter Home White Zinfandel because this is what I usually have on hand, but you may prefer a drier white wine.) Spread minced garlic on chicken. Rub dry onion soup package on chicken. Cook 6-8 hours on low.

If you prefer, add more veggies (baby carrots, potatos, etc.).

You can substitute dry onion soup mix with the herbs and seasonings of your choice. Its fun to experiment!

You can also loosen skin with a butter knife and place some seasoning under the skin.

Sometimes I put a little lowfat margerine spread under the skin. If you are concerned about the extra fat, leave it out.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user APRILDAWN678.






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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    wow super easy to make! just put in in the crock pot! added 1 can of chicken broth to the onion soup mix and poured over top of the chicken. also added chopped red n green pepper and carrots with the celery and onions and stuffed the chicken with that! also added fresh savory herbs on top of chicken - 10/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful. Filled the whole house with a delicious aroma. I added small red potatoes and will add baby carrots next time. Thanks for posting it. - 10/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made it today and it was great. I had a big bird, so it took a little longer to cook. I also took the juices, skimmed off the fat, then add cornstarch, making a sauce. It was yummy, grandkids loved it to. Easy. - 8/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I cook a chicken in my crock pot every week, the leftovers make great lunches. I put the chicken in breast DOWN as I've found that keeps the white meat more juicy. I'm definitely trying your recipe today - it sounds really good! - 4/15/12

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I don't have the lipton onion soup mix, but am still trying it. Also am using the chix broth instead of the wine, Loaded the inside with onion, garlic, and celery. Sprinkled lawrys on and ginger and cilantro...we shall see. - 9/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is definitely a keeper. Everyone enjoyed this super juicy chicken that was falling off the bone. My only substitutions were to add a few carrots and swap the wine for 100% apple juice. - 6/11/09

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  • O.K.
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I'll never use a whole chicken again. What a mess, dealing with bones was not fun. All the meat fell off, which was great, but then you had to dig for the bones!! - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome recipe! I put the garlic and onion and mushroom soup mix under the skin, which flavored the entire chicken, not just the skin. I also added carrots, celery, and onions underneath the chicken which kept it elevated quite a bit during cooking. I will definitely try this dish again! - 2/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful Wonderful. I made one substitution though, and i don't know how it effected it. I used Sherry instead of white wine. I made a sauce by mixing the juices with corn starch. Yummy. Unfortunately my husband thought the chicken was only ok. Next time: double the garlic and add potatoes - 8/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I happened to have some Viogner at the house, so I was inspired to try this out. It was very good! I added more veggies... they are great in the slow cooker in this tasty broth. - 8/2/08

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  • My family loved it. After reading some of the comments I decided to put veggies on the bottom of the pot to raise the chicken up a bit. It worked the chicken was tender I added carrots, potatoes and onions on the bottom of the pot. Just cut potatoes in 1/2 with skin on - 4/24/14

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  • I absolutely loved this recipe! So easy, and it was a delight to come home to such a tender flavorful meal. Thanks! - 7/3/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SOUNDS GOOD
    - 7/5/11

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  • I made this yesterday while I was at work and it was really good. The chicken just fell off the bones when I took it out of the slow cooker.Next time I think I will add a little more spices. - 10/5/10

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  • I used some cheapo white wine I had on hand and only used 1/2 packet of onion soup mix since that's all I had. It was moist and delish. And healthy!! Thanks for sharing. - 8/20/10

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  • Made this tonight - my 4 and 5 year old ate two plates full each!!! Amazing!! - 8/19/10

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  • Just what I was looking for, Wed's snow day dinner, DONE!! - 2/8/10

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  • I think this was a great idea. My husband loved this dish. Thanks for the recipe. - 2/1/10

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  • I used chicken broth, rubbed a garlic & herb dressing mix on it, threw celery, onions and carrots and it was amazing! The chicken fell off the bone and it was moist. - 1/26/10

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  • I substituted the White Wine with 100% apple juice and it was AMAZING!! My kids LOVED it! - 10/1/09

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  • Very good. Not too salty. Just right. The wine is a great touch and adds real depth to the flavors. My husband even ate the celery! Can't wait to use the leftovers in another dish. - 9/13/09

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  • Made it as listed above added a few small red potatoes, an extra onion soup mix and seasoned the chicken the night before. - 6/15/09

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  • We made this tonight and everyone in the family seemed to really like it and it was a no hassle meal... We added a little cilantro to the onion and celery stuffing... thanks! - 4/17/09

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  • My husband is a great cook, but I am fixing this right now and we are having it tonight. It sounds wonderful! Love this sight! The chicken came out great, Husband approved too. We are newly married, and I will use this sight for more recipes.. you know what they say..a way to a man's heart
    - 4/17/09

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  • This was so good! The chicken was so tender and tastey! My three year old even like it! It was very easy! - 4/4/09

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