Healthier Baked Slow Cooker Chicken

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!

Original recipe makes 6 servings


1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon paprika
3 large carrots, split lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 medium onions, quartered
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

  • PREP

    25 mins

  • COOK

    10 hrs


    10 hrs 25 mins


  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.


Calories: 216 kcal
Carbohydrates: 7.2 g
Cholesterol: 51 mg
Fat: 12.4 g
Fiber: 1.8 g
Protein: 18.3 g
Sodium: 139 mg