This recipe is from www.chewoutloud.com
1 Large Onion, chopped
1 large (5-6 lbs.) Roasting Chicken
4 tsp. table salt
2 tsp. smoked paprika
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. white pepper
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 Slow Cooker Roasting Bag Liner
Place chopped onion on the bottom of the slow cooker bag. Remove giblets from chicken and towel dry it very well, both inside and out. Using your fingers, gently pry the skin away from the chicken all around so you'll be able to season chicken underneath skin. I made slits in 6 different slots, 2 on top and 1 on the bottom to do this.
In a small bowl, combine all the spices, from salt to pepper. Mix well. Use your hands to evenly spread two thirds of the spice mixture onto chicken, underneath the skin. Be sure to include all areas of chicken (legs, back, thighs, etc). Use remaining spice mixture to spread on top of the skin. Place seasoned chicken on top of the chopped onion in the cooking bag. Close and keep chilled overnight if serving the next day. I froze mine by putting the cooking bag inside of a Ziploc bag.
Thaw in your fridge for 2 days. Place bag with chicken in slow cooker. Cook on Low 5-6 hours. Keep on warm until ready to serve.
I wanted to try to cook this from frozen on High for 5-6 hours. Let me know how it was.
This dish is delicious over fluffy rice or potatoes.