See post for more recipe information. Use whatever vegetables you'd like for the aromatics. We used carrots, onions and fresh herbs, but you could add celery, bay leaves, turnips, etc...Makes one Whole Cooked Chicken.
Rub olive oil over whole chicken, then season liberally with salt and pepper.
Place vegetables and herbs in the bottom of a 4-6qt. slow cooker. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables.
Place the lid on, and cook the chicken for about 4-6 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. To determine if the chicken is fully cooked, check that the meat is 165°F in the meat's thickest part and the juices should run clean when you poke into the chicken.
After the chicken is cooked, the skin will not be crispy yet. To crisp the skin, heat your oven's broiler to 550°F and place the rack on the second to lowest placement.Put the cooked whole chicken in a baking dish and place it under the oven's broiler for about 5 minutes, or until the skin is crispy.
Carve and use the chicken as desired. Save the bones to make a chicken stock.