Jan 28, 2016 Combine the chicken and water in a large soup pot: Remove the chicken from its packaging, drain off any liquid, and pat dry with paper towelsSee for yourself! With this collection of our best slow-cooker whole chicken recipes, you can choose between a garlic-rosemary slow cooker whole chicken recipe, a Greek-inspired whole chicken one-pot meal, a 3-ingredient salsa chicken dish, a BBQ pulled-chicken recipe, and more Place the whole chicken in a soup pot (see Recipe Note if your chicken doesn't quite fit) Leave the skin on the chicken, but trim away any large pieces of fat from around the neck or cavity of the chicken