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Making this homemade "rotisserie" chicken is as easy as 5 minutes of prep and a handful of spices.  Then sit back and let your slow cooker do all the work!  | #chicken #rotisseriechicken #slowcookerrecipe #crockpot #easyrecipe
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Easy Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

No need to run to the grocery store... you can make an amazingly flavorful and crispy rotisserie chicken at home, right in the slow cooker! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 - 8 servings


  • 4 - 5 lb whole chicken, innards removed
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • kosher salt and black pepper, to taste


  • Add 4 balls of aluminum foil to bottom of large slow cooker to create a rack for the chicken to cook on.  Prepare chicken by removing innards and patting dry, both inside and out.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients, then rub mixture all over chicken.  Place chicken in slow cooker on top of the foil balls.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours, until juices run clear and chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 F degrees.
  • For crispy skin, preheat broiler to HIGH and place chicken on a large rimmed baking sheet that's been lined with foil (for easy clean up).  Drizzle chicken with olive oil and broil for several minutes, or until crisped to your liking.


Alternately, chicken can be cooked on LOW for 7-8 hours, until chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 F degrees.