Whole Roast Chicken: Slow Cooked vs. Smoked

Whole Roast Chicken: Slow Cooked vs. Smoked


  • 3-4 pound whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 teaspoons seasoning blend (I used Penzey’s Mural of Flavor)
  • 1 cup broth or water (if slow cooking)


  1. Rub chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning

  2. To slow cook:

  3. Add seasoned chicken to slow cooker

  4. Carefully pour liquid into bottom, careful not to wash of seasoning

  5. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4

  6. If desired, place on broiler safe pan in oven for a few minutes to brown

  7. To grill:

  8. Preheat grill/smoker to about 450 degrees and add your favorite wood chips/pellets as appropriate for your grill

  9. Place chicken on grill and maintain temperature at about 400-450 degrees

  10. Cover and cook for about an hour until chicken is done (170 degrees)

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