CrockPot BBQ Chicken

The best BBQ Chicken I have ever had and it was done in a crock pot, forget about the totally Paleo part, everyone devoured that.  In the hopes of continually making the lives of Paleo families easier this is my attempt at a BBQ CrockPot chicken.  I love the whole set it and forget it and be ready to eat when I get home from work, plus its always a bonus to only having to wash one cooking dish.  Hope you enjoy.

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CrockPot BBQ Chicken
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Serves: 4
  • 1 whole chicken, giblets removed and cleaned
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp mustard powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dry basil
  • 1/2 tsp dry rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  1. Rinse and pat dry your entire chicken inside and out with paper towels
  2. Line the bottom of your crock pot with the sliced onions
  3. Place the chicken in your crock pot on top of the onions
  4. Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  5. Using your hands, rub this mixture over the entire chicken evenly, inside and out
  6. Place the lid on your crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours or until your chicken is done
  7. Serve with the side of your choice and Enjoy

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  1. I just added potatoes to it in the crock pot…hope it does not ruin anything…this is the first time I have made…so I took potatoes…cut them into steak fry size…rolled them in the marinate mix..and put them between the chicken on top…fries…and onions on the bottom…I will keep my fingers crossed…..they it all turns out…thank you…

  2. I copied your recipe to paper…went to make it this morning and wondered if I needed any liquid- esp since I’m using chicken breasts rather than a whole chicken. Went online to see if I had missed an ingredient (liquid) ….the recipe is different! Argh. The other didn’t have mustard or chili powder, lemon pepper, basil, rosemary. My paper copy does have the other ingredients plus white pepper and thyme. Hope mine turns out ok. It’s already in the crock. But what do you think about adding liquid??

  3. wow I have make it for dinner and double wow how its good. The spices mix is so good that I make a jar of them to use in small quantity on fish or else where thank you for that recipe it s the best chicken one can I give double 5 stars lol?

  4. Just made this for the 3rd or 4th time, so yummy! I actually haven’t made it in the crockpot yet. I’ve done the rub on either whole chickens or cut up pieces baked in the oven. Awesome every time!

  5. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I miss those BBQ chickens from the grocery stores (lame I know), and this tasted SO. MUCH. BETTER.

  6. I'm making this recipe now–it's just about done in the Crock Pot. I used Bell & Evans boneless, skinless chicken breasts and added a bit of chicken broth so they didn't dry out too much. I haven't tried them yet, but they smell really good–even my cats keep trying to sneak a peek! :)

  7. I've used this recipe a couple of times, and it is really good. After it's done, I simmer the bones, broth, and a few cups of water to make more bone broth. It's very tasty!

  8. You can still cook them on low for 6 hours, and for a whole chicken you don't need a liquid becuase it bastes itself, with breasts I would maybe add a small amount of chicken stock to start the cooking process

  9. No it would not Lindsey, you can do that as well just keep an eye on the breasts, they obviously aren't going to cook as long

  10. Do you think it would ruin anything to use a bunch of chicken breasts as opposed to a whole chicken?

  11. Just wanted to say thanks for the recipe. I made it last night for my parents and boyfriend and it was a success. Very tasty. Also, I made it with vidella onion which was crucial.

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