Sticky Chicken

Tender and delicious, Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken is easy to prepare and makes a delicious dinner while providing leftovers for use in a later meal. Prepare the chicken for marinating at night, then pop it in the slow cooker in the morning for a low stress dinner.

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken

Sticky Chicken

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken

  • Prep Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 17 hours


  • 1 large roasting chicken
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 4 teaspoons salt


In a small bowl, thoroughly combine everything except the chicken and chopped onion. Remove giblets from chicken, clean the cavity well and pat dry with paper towels. Rub the spice mixture into the chicken, both inside and out, making sure it is evenly distributed and down deep into the skin. Place in a sealed marinating container or bag and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to roast chicken, stuff cavity with onions, and place in slow cooker. Cook on low for 5 hours or until cooked through. The pan juices will start to caramelize on the bottom of pan and the chicken will turn golden brown. Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the meat is thoroughly cooked (165°F internal temperature). Let chicken rest about 10 minutes before carving.


Be sure to allow 12-24 hours for the chicken to marinate.

  • Method: Slow Cooker

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Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken


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  1. I have been using your recipes for many, many years. This one has been a favorite with our family and now with my married daughter. We just don’t use it in the same way as it is written here. We take all the spices listed and times them by four and mix them up together in a labeled spice container. That way we always have it ready to go. When we buy chicken and cook it for the freezer, we throw many boneless, skinless breasts in the crockpot and sprinkle these spices generously over them all. The chicken comes out tasting so flavorful for the evening meal and we have lots of seasoned chicken to divide up in freezer bags. We use this prepared chicken in everything. Thanks for all your time with your menus.

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