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Rockcrok 30 Minute Whole Roasted Chicken

Never would I have believed in a million years that I would be cooking a whole chicken in the microwave! Never would I have believed that the chicken would be moist and delicious! But yet, here I am rocking my Rockcrok from Pampered Chef life a boss! But I had yet to learn about the Rockcrok 30 Minute Whole Roasted Chicken!  I freaking love it!

Quick 30-minute chicken in my RockCrok from Pampered Chef! Rubbed down with garlic and herb rub! With a simple 5 minute prep, amazing herb rub, and 25 minutes cook-time, this Chicken Recipe is amazing!


Quick 30-minute chicken in my RockCrok from Pampered Chef! Rubbed down with garlic and herb rub! With a simple 5 minute prep, amazing herb rub, and 25 minutes cook-time, this Chicken Recipe is amazing!

Rockcrok 30 Minute Whole Roasted Chicken

I can remember making my first Pampered Chef chicken and was very wary about cooking it properly. Watching about a million you-tube videos and looking at my Pampered Chef recipe with my best pair of reading glasses over and over again I got the courage to give it a try.

Grabbing my ingredients,  I put the recipe together, and placed in the microwave. The timer went off, I poke my digital read thermometer in several places and decided to zap it on high in the microwave a little bit longer.  I learned that micro-roasting a supersize chicken needed a little more cooking time.  After 5 more minutes, the chicken was at 165 degrees Fahrenheit. I popped it out onto the counter, set it on top of a large cutting board still in the Rockcrok and covered with a cheesecloth towel.  I waited, 10 solid minutes.

The resting period of that bird was the most difficult. The chicken looked so amazing when I pulled it out of the oven. My tummy did that crazy grumble and my mouth was watering. I was ready to eat! Ding! The timer finally allowed me a taste! I cut into the thick breast and the juices flowed clear. The first taste was the best, the chicken was moist and the seasoning just perfect. I had to put my fork down, lest my family have nothing to eat for dinner!

My Family Loved the Rockcrok Chicken!

Everyone loved the chicken. We revisit this recipe often. Cooking a whole chicken in the microwave is a real gift in hot climates. Nobody wants to be in a hot kitchen babysitting a roast chicken for two hours!  I totally recommend the  Rockcrok 30 Minute Whole Roasted Chicken for busy dinner nights!

I used the Rockcrok Dutch Oven! You can find it here!  Please Remember to Only Use Microwave Safe Dishes In the Microwave!

If you love this recipe, you might love our yummy Turkey Chili Recipe!

Yield: 6 servings

Rockcrok 30 Minute Whole Roasted Chicken

Rockcrok 30 Minute Whole Roasted Chicken

Quick 30-minute chicken in my RockCrok from Pampered Chef!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 whole chicken (3 1/2-4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • cooking spray (canola or coconut, whatever you have)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano


  1. Spray Crock with cooking spray.
  2. Remove and discard giblets and neck from Chicken cavity. Rinse chicken and pat dry with
  3. paper towels.  Remove any excess chicken fat with kitchen scissors. Lift wings up
  4. and tuck under chicken.  Baste chicken with olive oil.
  5. Mix seasoning and flour then coat outside of the chicken.
  6. Place chicken breast side up into crock.
  7. Microwave on high 25- 30 minutes until thermometers reachers temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. Remove from microwave and cover loosely with aluminum foil for 10 minutes. This is an important step to finish the cooking process and to keep your yummy chicken moist!


You can make this with Jerk Seasoning and it is just as amazing!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 259mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 27g



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  1. So I am confused as to the last step, which states to remove and cover for 10 minutes. Do you now put the lid on the rockcrok when you put it into the microwave?

    1. Thank you for pointing this out. I do not add the lid for the cooking process. After it is finished in the micorwave I just tent foil it or put the lid on half-way if it will fit. I will update this post,it is much like resting a grilled steak.

        1. I honestly have not noticed it doing so! But, I have a teenager here and have to constantly clean it, so maybe I did not notice! If you are concerned you could put a papertowel over the chicken.

  2. Can I use my regular slow cooker pot, instead of the Crock pot? I’m going to make it for tonight, so it will be too late for the answer. I was just wondering.

    1. If you use a slow cooker pot it will most likely not be microwave safe. I do not recommend this method without a Rockrok from Pampered Chef. If you use a slow cooker find a whole chicken slowcooker method. You can transfer to a oven safe dish to get the whole chickne to crisp up a bit.

  3. The picture shows vegetables under the chicken, but no vegetables listed in the ingredients. Can you cook this recipe with vegetables on the bottom, or not?

    1. You can! I use the vegetables to raise the chicken a little bit. I took a second photo because I wrote this post when I first started blogging. So sorry! Have a great day1

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