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Slow Cooker Country Chicken

Country-style chicken cooked low and slow in your slow cooker.  Vegetables give it a fantastic flavor.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Course: Chicken, Comfort Foods, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipe, slow cooker chicken
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 982kcal


  • 1 5-7 lb chicken
  • 16 oz package carrots peeling is optional if they are "young" carrots
  • 3 medium parsnips peeled and cut into thick strips
  • 2 ribs celery cut in chunks
  • 1 onion thickly sliced
  • 5-6 medium potatoes cut in half (again, peeling optional)


  • 1/2 tbs paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp thyme


  • Mix rub ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Place carrots and parsnips in the bottom of a 5-7 quart slow cooker.
  • Rub chicken all over with prepared rub; place on top of the carrots and parsnips.
  • Distribute remaining veggies around the sides of the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours, high 3-5 hours. TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE. ALWAYS CHECK AT MINIMUM TIME FOR DONENESS.


I strongly suggest using a 6 or 7 quart slow cooker. If you only have a 5 quart, use a smaller (3-4 lb) chicken.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 982kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 70g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 245mg | Sodium: 940mg | Potassium: 2419mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 19910IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 11mg