Depending how big your crock pot and chicken is, my preferred method is to cut up carrots, potatoes, and onions and stick this on the bottom of the crockpot, add my chicken with lemon wedges inside the cavity, add a few thin lemon slices directly on top of the chicken, pour in a little bit of stock or broth (1/2 a cup?), add a boatload of salt, garlic, and pepper. The chicken is so moist and delicious, and I don't have to cook sides. I do the exact same meal with cuts of chicken, as well as with pork, steaks, or roasts - just varying up stock/broth/bbq sauce/etc accordingly. Pork is awesome if you dump a can of chopped pineapple over the top.
Whole chicken in the crockpot? - Page 2
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I filled the cavity with half an onion, sliced, garlic cloves and thyme from the garden. I didn't have fresh lemon, but used a little lemon juice too. I rubbed the whole thing with:
4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. pepper
I put the other half of the onion slices on the bottom of the crock pot and some more thyme on top. I did the thing on high for 4 hours and it required no additional liquid. It came out really tender. I served it with parmesan risotto.