I tried an experiment today and it actually worked! One 3-1/2 to 4lb roasting chicken One sweet potato Two apples Pumpkin or All Spice Apple Cider or Juice Cut sweet potatoes into quarters and place one on each corner of the crockpot. Add sliced apples. Add just enough apple cider or juice to cover (or almost cover) the sweet potatoes. Remove giblets from chicken. Feed giblets to chickens. No, seriously. The fought over the liver. Pull skin from chicken (I didn't remove it until after the chicken was done), wash with water, dry with paper towel, and sprinkle with some All Spice or Pumpkin Spice. Place chicken in crockpot, on top of potatoes and apples. Cook on high for approx. 5 hours, until juices run clear and meat is no longer pink. Turn and baste once. The meat literally fell off the bone! It was too late for dinner tonight (we picked from it a bit and it was really good) so I'm storing it with the chicken and potatoes together, the apples in one container, and the juices in another. I'm going to serve the sweet potatoes with the apples, along with some butter and brown sugar. YUM!