Rinse chicken inside and out and pat dry. Loosen skin around breast and legs. In a bowl mix all the spices together. Rub the spices all over the chicken, ind=side and out. Put onion and garlic inside the chicken if desired. Place chicken breast-side down into the crock pot.
Cover and cook on low about 5 hours. The original recipe called for a 4-5 pound chicken and said to cook for 4-5 hours on high or 8 on low. I guess temperatures vary because 8 hours on low would have dried out my chicken.
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