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Spice Rubbed Whole Chicken for the Instant Pot and Slow Cooker

  • Author: Nancylynn Sicilia
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker| Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Spice Rubbed Whole Chicken is a 21-Day Fix approved dinner, cooked to perfection in your slow cooker or Instant Pot. Just add your favorite sides and you have a complete meal, or use it in a recipe that calls for precooked chicken. 


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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, quartered
  • lemon
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water (for IP)

Instructions

Crock Pot

  1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels.
  2. Put onion in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Mix spices together and coat the chicken skin. Place chicken in crock pot on top of the onions.
  4. Stuff the cavity with onions, lemon and fresh thyme if you have it.
  5. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. No liquid needed – this makes a ton of it’s own.
  6. If you really want to make your life easy, throw in some veggies. Or put some into a foil packet, place it right on top of the chicken, and they will steam all day long.

Instant Pot

  1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels.
  2. Put onion in the bottom of the Instant Pot and pour chicken broth over top of the onions.
  3. Mix spices together and coat the chicken skin. Stuff the cavity with onions, lemon and fresh thyme if you have it.
  4. Place your trivet or sling at the bottom of your Instant Pot and put chicken on on top.
  5. Cook on manual (pressure cook on some models) at 6 minutes per pound. [For example, a 5 lb chicken will cook for 30 minutes.]
  6. After cooktime, do a 15 minute natural release before finishing with a quick release.


Notes

21 Day Fix Containers:  measure in your RED and be sure to take the skin off!

Weight Watchers FS:  zero points for skinless breast meat; 1 point for 4 oz of skinless dark meat.

Keywords: meal prep, chicken, slow cooker, dinner, high protein, gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb