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5 from 3 votes

Crockpot or Oven Roaster Chicken For Fast, Weekday Meals

Making chicken in bulk is so great. You can use the leftovers in many ways through the week, and freeze some for when you don't have time to roast another one just yet.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oven roasted whole chicken, slow cooker whole chicken, whole roasted chicken recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com


  • 1 whole chicken crockpot or 2 whole chickens (oven roaster)
  • 1-2 onions coarsely choppd
  • 4-5 carrots coarsely chopped
  • 4-5 stalks of celery coarsely chopped


  • Throw all the veggies into the bottom of the crockpot or oven roaster.
  • Rinse the chicken(s) inside and out, and lay breast DOWN in the crock or roaster.
  • Fill the crock or roaster with water halfway up the chicken(s).
  • Cook on low in the crockpot 8 hours, or at 275 degrees in the oven roaster for 8 hours.