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Kathy's Delicious Whole Slow Cooker Chicken


"A delicious and simple whole chicken recipe for the slow cooker. The sauce imparts wonderful flavor and tenderness, and is delicious served over jasmine rice."
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8 h 15 m servings 393 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 27.6 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 22.1 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 950 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Remove skin from chicken, and empty inner cavity of contents within. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel, and place inside the slow cooker.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the chicken broth, soy sauce, olive oil, honey, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, sesame oil, and minced garlic. Pour mixture over chicken, and cover.
  3. Cook chicken on low setting for 8 hours, or 4 hours on high setting.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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I thought this recipe was too good to be true. It just sounded too easy and is so inexpensive to make. It didn't look so great while it was cooking either. I'm not going to is incredi...

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This is very similar to Chinese Steeped Chicken. I've made that in a pot on the stove, so I wanted to try this in the slow cooker. It was tender and tasty, and as one person said, even better ...

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I thought this recipe was too good to be true. It just sounded too easy and is so inexpensive to make. It didn't look so great while it was cooking either. I'm not going to is incredi...

Reading the recipe and reviews I did notice one thing WAS missing...PEPPER. I modified the recipe for a 5 lb chicken (changed serving size to 10) and then added 1 tbsp pepper and 1/2 tsp cayenne...

Talk about fall off the bone! I used a 3 lb chicken and will cook it for less time in the future. I substituted lime juice for the lemon (didn't have lemon), increased the garlic, added onion p...

I made this for my boyfriend tonight. He loved it and so did I. I only made one change to the recipe. I did not have honey, so I used some real maple syrup I had. It was delicious. To go al...

This recipe was delicious however there was way too much oil. It only needs about 1 tablespoon of oil not the 1/3 cup called for in the recipe. To try to correct the amount of oil called for I...

Excellent!!! Used half the olive oil and no sesame oil. Added more honey and veggies, and used skinless boneless chicken thighs. Also made the sauce thicker with cornstarch. Cooked on low for...

I've been looking for a whole chicken recipe (got a couple birds in the deep freeze) and this tasted great. The meat was very tender (I put it breast side down). I kinda guessed at the amount ...

I followed other suggestions and decreased the amount of olive oil, but only a little. I put the chicken in breast side down to make sure that part stayed moist since it was submerged in the li...

This was delicious! I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and it was a big hit with my family. the sauce is delicious served over rice. I usually add my own touches to a recipe , but I follo...