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How to Make Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

Updated on May 24, 2018
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Jeanne Grunert is a Virginia Master Gardener, gardening magazine columnist, and book author. She is also a full-time freelance writer.

Easy Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

Have you ever purchased a moist, tasty, delicious rotisserie chicken from the supermarket? Rotisseries cooking takes hours and special equipment to bake in that wonderful taste and crunch, but you can recreate the same taste sensation in your slow cooker (Crock Pot) with chicken legs and thighs. It's the answer to a busy person's prayers! Just put the chicken into the slow cooker in the morning, cook it for 8 to 9 hours, and dinner is almost entirely cooked for you. Here's how to create the same rotisserie chicken taste in your Crock Pot or slow cooker with this easy chicken recipe.

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken Ingredients

 To make chicken in the slow cooker that tastes like a rotisseries chicken, you will need:

  • Chicken legs and thighs with bones in - you can remove the skin if you prefer
  • Half a can of chicken broth
  • One chicken bouillan cube
  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • Slow cooker

That's it!  It's that simple.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe Instructions

Prepare the chicken for the slow cooker recipe in the morning. Rinse the chicken thoroughly under cold running water. Pour approximately half a can of chicken broth in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add one chicken bouillan cube to the broth. (You don't need to dissolve it; it will dissolve in the heat of the slow cooker during the cooking process.) Place the chicken on the bottom of the slow cooker in a single layer. Sprinkle lemon pepper seasoning over the chicken so that the chicken is covered with it. You can't use too much - keep sprinkling. Once the chicken is seasoned, place the cover and locking band (if you slow cooker has one) on top and set it to LOW heat. Cook for 8 to 9 hours on low. Do not open the lid during cooking.

Tips and Serving Suggestions

To get that delicious rotisseries baked chicken flavor out of slow cooker or Crock Pot chicken, make sure that the broth does NOT cover the chicken. The thin layer of broth liquid in the bottom of the slow cooker or Crock Pot keeps it from sticking to the unit.  During cooking, the heat in the slow cooker will release juices from the chicken, which will increase the liquid in the pot.  The lemon pepper seasoning and release of these liquids is what creates the texture and taste of slow cooker chicken.

When the chicken is done, shut off the unit and serve.  Side dish suggestions include:

  • Salads - green salad, garden iceberg lettuce salad, coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni salad (makes it like a picnic meal)
  • Potatoes - mashed sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes
  • Corn bread
  • Corn on the cob, canned corn, frozen corn
  • Stuffing

If you're pressed for time, heat a can of green beans and make stove top stuffing out of the box. It takes five minutes and you can have a hot, home cooked chicken dinner on the table for your family almost as soon as you get home from work.

© 2011 Jeanne Grunert


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      7 years ago from Winter Haven, Florida

      I feel like Chicken tonight, like Chicken tonight! Great job of blending pics with valuable and easy to follow steps!

    • Gordon Hamilton profile image

      Gordon Hamilton 

      7 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      This looks absolutely delicious and your recipe is very well written and easy to follow. Definitely something for all chicken lovers to try.


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