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Everyday Crockpot Whole Chicken

Everyday Crock Pot Whole Chicken recipe is great as a meal or as the base for other meals that require shredded chicken.

Everyday Crock pot Whole Chicken can be seasoned however you need to fit the dish you are making.  This chicken is great for making chicken noodle soup, enchiladas, stuffed potatoes, chicken salad, etc. Check out some of our homemade seasonings for different crock pot chicken flavors. 

Cost Per Serving $3.90 as of September 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $15.59.

If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $10.59.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $2.65.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Crock pot

Recipe serves: 4-5

Serving size: 4 ounces

Equipment needed: 1 Crockpot

Total time: 5 – 6 hours


I like the manual control of the crockpot versus the digital ones with delayed start and timers.  We have a lot of power glitches at our house and a digital crockpot will turn off instead continuing to cook when the power shuts off for a few seconds and turns back on.

Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a stocked pantry you will have a savings of about $5.00.


Total: $5.00 as of September 2022

  • dried parsley $1.00
  • dried oregano $1.00
  • dried basil $1.00
  • garlic powder $1.00
  • onion powder $1.00


Total: $10.59 as of September 2022

  • 1 whole chicken $7.37
  • 1 medium onion $0.60
  • 1 package fresh basil leaves $2.08
  • 1 bulb of garlic $0.54

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Coat the outside of the chicken with 1/2 the spice rub.
  3. Coat the inside of the chicken with the other 1/2 of the rub
  4. Add the following to the cavity of the chicken:
    • quartered onion
    • 3 leaves fresh basil 
    • two garlic cloves, smashed 
  5. Add 1/2 cup of water to the bottom of the crockpot
  6. Place the chicken in the crockpot and cook on low. 

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 4 under $70 – Menu 2

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