1 chicken (about 3 lbs) whole
2 large carrots, sliced into medium chunks
2 medium onions, thick sliced
2 celery stalks, cut into 10-inch pieces
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup water
1 tsp dried basil
Place half of the carrots, half of the onion, and half of the celery in bottom of a crockpot or slow cooker. Sprinkle the chicken with the salt and pepper and place atop the vegetables. Add the remaining vegetables and the water. Sprinkle the basil over all.
Cover and cook on low for approximately 8 hours or about 4 hours on high. If you cook on high, add another cup of water.