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

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