Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

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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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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


    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


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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    8 of 8 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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    5 of 5 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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    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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    3 of 3 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 2 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