Honey BBQ Whole Chicken

Honey BBQ Whole Chicken


February 11, 2015

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yields: 6


One large whole chicken (mine was 2kg)

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup BBQ sauce

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 cloves minced garlic

1 tsp mustard powder


1Place chicken into slow cooker bowl

2Combine all other ingredients and pour over chicken

3Cook on low for 7hrs

4Spoon/Baste juices over chicken every hour if you are home to do so, this will help to achieve a rich colour by end of cooking

5Use two utensils (eg tongs and slotted spoon) to lift out chicken gently without it falling apart.

Submitted by Paulene Christie


38 Reviews

Kerry Brown

November 17, 2021

No effort, super succulent deliciousness .
First time I’ve cooked whole chook since I don’t know when ???
Will not be the last time now!

Lyn Douglass

October 21, 2021

So tasty & moist with a beautiful flavour and no extra work than buying a pre cooked chook. Slow Cooker looks after it for the day & you still have to break it up as you do a pre cooked one – why bother when you can get your own flavours any time you like. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹


August 8, 2021

My first attempt at cooking a whole chook in the SC and I was not disappointed..
Served with sides of peas and corn, Baked potato and pumpkin with baked caulie sprinkled with oil, onion salt and parmeson cheese..
Only change I made was half the garlic (personal choice..)
Melted in my mouth while eating and the flavour just added the extra taste for the taste buds..
I will definitely be cooking more whole chickens from here..


April 28, 2021

Made this with wing nibbles had on high for 3 hours for 2kg and then browned up in the oven for 15.
Massive hit with the crew went like hotcakes!!!

Brett S

September 21, 2020

Made this tonight using chicken drums with skin on – it was delicious and so easy to throw together. 4- 5 hours on low.
Served on whipped potato, minted peas and julienned carrots….so delicious – sprinkled with sesame seeds. (and I got to have some leftovers to take to work!)
Thanks for the recipe πŸ˜‹

Amanda Duck

August 28, 2020

This is really enjoyable and my favourite whole chicken recipe and it’s really tasty

We also cook this with 1kg of chicken thigh fillets. Cooked whole then cut roughly at the end and returned to pot. Beautiful served with the sauce thickened and scattered with some sesame seeds x

Derrick Sillence

May 27, 2020

made this last night, 1kg chicken breast skin on, 3hr on low, halved the sauce, tasted fantastic

Sure, it would just need much less time. Around 3hrs low would be heaps. I’m actually doing this tonight with thigh fillets myself too πŸ™‚

Helen Jennings

May 22, 2020

Can this be done with chicken breasts??

Helen Jennings

May 18, 2020

This was amazing. My fussy 10yr old not only ate it but asked for more. ❀️❀️❀️ I did turn the chicken over for the last 45mins or so and was basting it ever hour which just makes your mouth water even more.


April 21, 2020

This recipe is a favorite of mine and it is the only way I cook a whole roast Chicken, it is so delicious and easy to make, I do put the chicken breast side down it lends up being so tender it falls apart, I usually make roast vegies as sides, Last night I tried Cheesy potato smash (also slow cooking dish on this site) as a side and steamed vegies

That’s pretty much the same weight so no adjusting needed πŸ™‚


April 12, 2020

How would you adjust the recipe for a 5 lb chicken?

If you don’t have it, it will still taste nice without it πŸ™‚


January 6, 2020

hey, i haven’t got mustard powder, can i just leave that out? or will it change the taste?

4-5hrs low is plenty for drumsticks Deidre πŸ™‚

Deirdre Coppard

August 15, 2019

If I used drumsticks would I cook for the same amount of time?

Tara Mc

February 22, 2019

I made this for the first time yesterday. Was nervous about cooking a whole chicken, but it was soooo easy and tasted amazing. Served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Had plenty left over for sandwiches the next day too. Winner winner chicken dinner

Alison Germon

October 26, 2018

Ermagawd this is so tasty!! And easy as well! I added a good spoon of ginger. Probably would have added chilli as well but for whiners! Also cooked some spuds in the sauce and it was the bomb!


July 12, 2018

We tried this recipe as our second ever slow cooker meal and were very happy with how the chicken turned out … Great flavor .. We usually cook on our Webber Q bbq but this is an excellent other method to enjoy a chicken … will be doing this again ..

Jodie Leemhuis

March 30, 2018

This is our family favourite roast chicken recipe! Absolutely delicious every single time πŸ™‚

Toni Kalb

January 1, 2018

We LOVE this one! It’s a favourite of ours. Thanks so much for sharing this with us

Kirst Hanson

November 6, 2017

This is amazing ! The fam-bam loves it to . After the chicken is cooked I shred /pull it and put it back in the slow cook juices until I have served up all veggies , it just thickens up the sauce a bit more and gives chicken a lot more flavor . I serve in a bed of mash with side of veggies .

Definitely meant for the whole chicken ideally πŸ™‚


February 1, 2017

It was good, something the kids liked but I used chicken breasts which I won’t be using next time and cooked it for to long so chicken was dry. Next time I will use a whole chicken


January 17, 2017

This was absolutely delicious!

That’s my phot above and I served with salads and pomme potato balls πŸ™‚


November 5, 2016

Hi, just wondering what sides they put with this dish.

Bev Woods

October 29, 2016

this dish was amazing, definatly cooking again… thank you Paulene for sharing your recipe πŸ™‚ grandkids ate all the chicken up


October 27, 2016

Delicious and so easy! Will definitely be making again

Amy McDonald

July 24, 2016

One of the best chicken recipes I’ve come across

Leslee twemlow

July 22, 2016

Amazing! Used drumsticks. Whole family loved it!

Try for around 4hrs on low


July 4, 2016

Can you use chicken pieces with skin on

Bienka Surdoski

June 24, 2016

A new favourite ?

Great! πŸ™‚

Charmaine Hetem

May 18, 2016

Super easy to make and super tasty. I have been known to eat the sauce with a spoon πŸ™‚

This recipe will work well for pulled chicken as well. Cook as per recipe instructions and then debone and shread meat at the end of the cooking time.

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