Remove the chicken from its packaging. Prepare a vinegar and water bath and give it a quick rinse. Rub the chicken down with 1 lemon halves. Rinse, pat dry and place on a cutting board or plate.
Mix Noubess Herbs Hot and Spicy Sauce with olive oil and Noubess Poultry Seasoning. Rub the mixture all over.
Stuff the cavity with scallions, thyme, and parsley. Place in crockpot.
With the remaining seasoning mix, add water, vinegar, salt, and lemon juice. Mix well and pour into the crockpot. Pour the liquid on the side of the crockpot bowl and not on top of the chicken) Do not cover chicken with liquid. Sprinkle with additional Noubess Poultry Seasoning. Cover and cook for 4 hours on high.
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Gently remove whole chicken from crockpot. Place whole chicken in a baking pan, and roast in the oven for color on high for 5 - 7 minutes. Remove and serve with sauce.
Carve chicken into pieces. In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil. Add chicken pieces and pan-roast stirring gently occasionally adding a little bit of the broth occasionally to deglaze the pan, until the pieces are golden brown. This step may take about 10 - 15 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
In the same pan, pour enough strained cooking liquid from the chicken to make a sauce. Bring to a boil, season to taste and add sliced onion. Return chicken pieces to pot, cover and cook for about 4 - 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately with rice or other side dishes.