A whole cooked chicken with browned skin on a chopping board

Slow cooker chicken

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 hrs

Easy

Serves 6

Why not use the slow cooker to make your Sunday lunch? Cooking low and slow ensures wonderfully tender, juicy meat – then use the pan juices to make gravy

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal278
  • fat17g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken
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Method

  1. Heat the slow cooker if necessary and add a splash of water to the base. Scrunch up some foil to make a trivet to sit in the base of the bowl to rest the chicken on. Put the chicken into the pot and season the skin. Cover and cook on Low for 5 hours or until the leg or wing feels very loose when you wiggle it. Tip the juices inside the chicken out as you lift it out.

  2. Brown the chicken skin under the grill or carve the chicken before anyone sees it. Spoon the liquid out of the base of the pan to use as gravy, there won't be much but it will have a good flavour.

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kasmum
5th Oct, 2017
Approximately what size chicken did you use in what size slow cooker?
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goodfoodteam
6th Oct, 2017
Thanks for your question. We haven't been prescriptive as this recipe is flexible. We'd suggest buying a chicken that you know will fit your own slow cooker.
jollyboy
4th Oct, 2017
I cook my chicken in the slow cooker but I put it on a bed of veg . You can use carrots , onions, potatoes celery , and you do not need a lot . Just slice them so they sit on the bottom of the slow cooker. When the chicken is cooked, tip all the veg into a pan , and any bits of meat that have fallen off the chicken .Mash it up , add a little flour , stir around , then add stock, I usually use vegetable bouillon or organic chicken stock cubes . Bubble away until it is your preferred thickness . Sieve through a fine sieve and serve. I sometimes add a dash of white wine .