A long, low cook time makes the meat ultra tender, and a few minutes under the broiler crisps the skin. A glorious rub made with olive oil, salt, paprika, thyme, black pepper, and cayenne pepper injects this chicken with so much flavor on the outside and under the skin before going into the slow cooker. We stuff the cavity with lemon, garlic, and onion quarters to ensure a juicy flavor from the inside out. Propping the chicken up on two small inverted ramekins is important to getting a thorough, even cooking. This slow-cooked chicken make a delicious base for countless weeknight meals, including three brand-new recipes we paired perfectly with this slow-cooker chicken. Try out our Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Leeks and Mushrooms, our Spicy Red Curry with Chicken, or our Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches. (Our personal favorite might have to be those sweet-hot pickle-topped biscuits, we have to say!) You can’t go wrong with whipping up this easy slow-cooker chicken recipe for a flavorful starting point for any family recipe.