Crunch up three pieces of aluminium foil into 7-8cm balls and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker.
Rinse the chicken, inside and out, under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels. Season the chicken with the salt, pepper and paprika, and place in the slow cooker on top of the crumpled aluminium foil.
Set the slow cooker to High for 1 hour, then turn down to Low for about 8 to 10 hours, or until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear.
The first time I cooked this I forgot to turn it down, so it stayed on high for about 9 hours! It was like National Lampoon's Christmas and smelt great but sort of deflated when I put the fork into it. The second time was delicious. The skin was brown and crunchy and the meat just fell off the bone. I used a stuffed chicken from woolies, so didn't wash it but added seasoning. Served it with potato and vege salad. Leftovers were great too. - 08 Jan 2012