Crock Pot Chicken ~ so tender and juicy. First rub 3 tsp salt 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp black pepper ◆ Allow to sit with rub for a minimum of 2 hours but best if overnight. ◆ Place diced onions on the bottom of slow cookers and the chicken on top. ◆ Liquid is NOT needed because chicken will have drippings that will serve this purpose. I have this with whole chicken, pieces, and breasts-all turned out very tasty. A winner chicken recipe. The best way to cook chicken for shredding.