Crock-Pot Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

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Easy crockpot chicken and potatoes

Crock-Pot Herb & Garlic Whole Chicken and Potatoes

I love this chicken recipe! Not only because it is cooked in the Crock-Pot, but also because you can make endless meals with it! The chicken is so versatile. You can make chicken salad sandwiches, chicken salad, chicken enchiladas, chicken broth, chicken noodle soup, chicken tortilla soup, and the list goes on. Depending on how many people are in your family will determine how long you can spread out the meals.

If you’re whipping this up as a weight watchers meal, you can make a small modification to bring this recipe down to just 6 points! Just make sure you eat the Chicken Breast portion of the whole chicken (or bake with chicken breasts instead) and only use 5 small red potatoes. Easy, right!?

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Another great thing about this recipe is that it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare! After that, you can just throw it in the slow cooker and wait for your delicious meal to be ready. Do the minimal prep in the morning, and dinner will be ready to go by evening. It’s so convenient!

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Adding the potatoes is optional, but they sure are delicious! They end up with a great flavor and are very tender after being cooked right along with the chicken in the slow cooker.

You get the main dish chicken and side dish potatoes all in one pot! So easy!

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Speaking of tender, the chicken is so much so that it practically falls apart. The meat falls right off the bones! And I usually end up with leftover chicken that I can use in a ton of different chicken recipes later or just eat it as is!

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Give this recipe a try! It doesn’t get much easier than grabbing a whole chicken, cutting up some potatoes, adding some basic seasonings and herbs, then throwing it all in a slow cooker! The results are delicious too! This is easily a recipe that will become a family favorite.

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Crock-Pot Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 10mins | Cook Time: 4hrs
Serves: 6


  • Chicken Recipe Ingredients:

  • one 3- to 3 ½- pound whole broiler-fryer chicken
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional Potato Recipe Ingredients:

  • 5 to 8 red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Chicken Recipe Directions:

  2. Rinse chicken inside and out; pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken on plate; set aside.

  3. In a small bowl, stir together olive oil, garlic, oregano, basil, rosemary, salt, and pepper. With basting/pastry brush, spread mixture all over the chicken. Transfer bird to Crock-Pot. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.

  4. Optional Potato Recipe Directions:

  5. In a large Ziploc bag or large bowl, add potatoes, olive oil, garlic, oregano, basil, rosemary, salt, and pepper; mix to coat. Transfer potatoes to Crock-Pot, and pour over bird. Cook with bird as directed above.


Weight Watchers Modification for 6 points per serving: use Chicken Breast and 5 small red potatoes.

Ingredients: Basil, Chicken, Garlic, Olive Oil, Oregano, Pepper, Potatoes, Rosemary, Salt
Meal Type: Main Dish, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Weight Watchers
Categories: Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Slow Cooker

Comments & Reviews

  • Sherri

    Making this right know…sounds very delicious! Thank you!

  • Sam

    1 cup of oil sounds like too much….. I really like olive oil but chicken has a lot of natural fat. I would say 1/4 cup TOTAL would work fine, between the chicken and potatoes… Just saying…..

    • catherine

      The recipe only calls for 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup and no more than that.

      • Susan

        I make a chicken and potatoes dish in the crockpot frequently that is very similar except I never add oil at all. Just chicken, potatoes, and seasonings. It’s very good, easy and inexpensive.

        • Hawley

          can you just use chicken breasts or chicken tenders?

          • Phyllis Lilley

            Can I use chicken tenderloins with potatoes and will they be done at the same time in crock pot? And what temperature and for how long should I cook these? Thank you.

            • Melanie

              Hi, Phyllis. I haven’t tried using chicken tenderloins or breasts with this recipe before, so I can’t say for sure how long to cook or how it will turn out. But I would personally try it with the same cooking instructions as above. Let me know how it goes if you try it!

      • Gayle

        Actually, if you use the potatoes and the chicken (at 1/4 – 1/2 c oil for EACH), that can equal up to 1 cup of oil. I say this is a good catch.

  • Roseanna White

    I made this today, and goodness! Best crock-pot chicken I’ve ever made, and it rivaled the best chicken dish, period. Definitely one of those where the family kept coming back to steal another morsel after they were “done.” Super moist, well seasoned, and soooo good! I used russet potatoes (what I had on hand), and they were fabulous too. I was also out of rosemary, but I tossed in a shake of sage, which worked great. Thanks so much for the recipe! Can’t wait to turn it into other dishes. =)

  • Kari

    I always add water to my crock pot for dishes so I wanted to make sure the I don’t need to add any for this?

  • Kari S

    I have never made a crock pot recipe without adding water or broth to it so I wanted to make sure that I’m not missing something. I’m still new to cooking! Thanks!

  • Lauren

    Can this be modified for boneless chicken breasts?

  • liane

    I’m going to do this recipe today but my chicken is a little over 5 lbs. How much extra time to cook for a bigger chicken? Maybe an extra hour and a half?

    • Becky

      Because of the nature of the crock pot, you should be okay with the same time. Just make sure the internal temp reaches 160.

  • Terryann

    I always put an onion in my crockpot chicken recipes =) and a 1/2 cup chicken broth and my taters still come out great. Just make sure and pile the potatoes on top of the chicken =)

    • Becky

      I’m allergic to onions, so I rarely cook with them, and this recipe doesn’t need them, it’s so flavorful without, but, I bet they would taste GREAT in there! (however, I’m just going to take your word for it 🙂 )

  • Brandy Barnes

    i would like to use rice instead of potatoes. Would you suggest adding water or broth with rice?

  • Annette

    Can you marinate this overnight?

  • Helen

    next time you make this try it with half a lemon stuffed inside the bird AMAZING … also try replacing the herbs used with herb de provence instead SOOOOOO tasty and smell amazing.

  • Kristina

    Could you convert this for the IP?

    • Becky

      Yep, place all the ingredients, except the potatoes in the IP and cook on high manual pressure (or chicken setting) for 15 minutes. Quick release, add the potatoes, and cook on high manual pressure (or chicken setting) for 10 minutes, then do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
      Wait to cut the potatoes until after you QR the first time, or they’ll get brown.


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