Healthier Baked Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Healthier Baked Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 10+ hrs

Healthier Baked Slow Cooker Chicken

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"Carrots, onions and parsley are healthy, flavorful additions to this slow cooker chicken recipe. And the additions make it a complete meal for busy people who need their slow cooker to work its mealtime magic while they're away!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    10 hrs
  • READY IN

    10 hrs 25 mins

Directions

  1. Wad three pieces of aluminum foil into 3- to 4-inch balls, and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Rinse the chicken, inside and out, under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika. Place chicken in the slow cooker on top of the crumbled aluminum foil.
  3. Set the slow cooker to High for 1 hour, then turn down to Low for 4 to 5 hours. Add the vegetables and cook until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear, about another 4 to 5 hours. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Baked Slow Cooker Chicken.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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Reviews More Reviews

Oct 03, 2012

I found this recipe rather blah. Rather than using the foil, I added thickly sliced onions and rest the chicken on these pieces. Then, seasoned it with garlic pieces and fresh tarragan in the cavity and under the skin. I love it lemony too so added a whole lemon that I pierced with a fork numerous times and placed it in the cavity also. The slo-cooker makes it so tender and convenient!

 
Aug 16, 2012

I like the idea of elevating the chicken using the foil balls, adding carrots and onions, and using the slow cooker to make the evening meal easier. BUT I really prefer the spice mixture of Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style. That is by far my favorite whole chicken recipe on this site. This one is just ok for me.

 

5 Ratings

May 18, 2014

I injected my chicken with a butter sauce and used a creole seasoning. It's soooo juicy! My family loves it!

 
Mar 11, 2015

This chicken was so moist and tender, melt in your mouth tender. However, I didn't like the idea of cooking my chicken along with aluminum that's why I only gave it 4 stars. I put the whole seasoned chicken on top of baby carrots and celery and sliced onions which added great flavor to the broth. You definitely have to season the chicken well. I used the drippings/broth to make a delicious gravy. Definitely a keeper.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 216 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 18.3 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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