Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

by Sherri on January 23, 2014 · 13 comments · Clean Eating, Crock Pot Meals, Simple Recipes

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slow cooker lemon herb roasted chicken

Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

I have been wanting to try a whole chicken in my slow cooker for so long.  Today I did it!  I can not tell you how happy I am!   And the smell….oh the smell that fills the air is delish!

The chicken is SO tender that I could not even take him out of the cooker without some of his wings falling off.  Can we say YUM! :-)


1 5-6 raw whole chicken, about 5-6 pounds.

1 TBSP Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp of Onion Powder

1 TBSP Rosemary, fresh or dried

1 tsp of Thyme

1/2 tsp of pepper

1 lemon, sliced

1 onion, sliced (optional)

preroasted chicken


1.  Remove the plastic baggie of neck, etc from inside the chicken.

2.  Mix your spices together in a small bowl and  rub the whole outside of the chicken with spice mixture.

3.  Stuff the cavity of the chicken with lemon slices and onion slices.

4.  Place the chicken in the slow cooker and cover.

5.  Cook on low for 8-10  hours or 4-6 hours on high until meat thermometer reads 180 F.  I cooked mine for 6 hours on high and it was perfect!!

 roasted chicken

I am sharing this recipe at some of these great Weekly Linky Parties.

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Korkie February 12, 2014 at 9:58 am

Could this be done removing the skin? I don’t like the texture of chicken skin cooked in a slow cooker. I was wondering if I could just remove the skin, generously rub with olive oil then precede with the seasoning.


Sherri February 12, 2014 at 10:05 am

I’m sure you could. I am getting ready to make this again tomorrow and I am going to try it. I remove the skin on all other chicken recipes I make so I can’t imagine it would still not be delicious. :-)


fpcl May 12, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Ewww … me niether Korkie …lol


Lori February 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm

this looks delish…I think I’m going to try this but using chicken breasts instead of the whole chicken and serve it with rice, beans, and veggies.


Sherri February 22, 2014 at 5:27 pm

I think that would be amazing too! :-)


Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? April 23, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Wow, that chicken looks spectacular! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.


Robin April 25, 2014 at 7:33 am

Lemon and chicken make the best combo. Thanks for sharing at Fluster’s #CreativeMuster.


Ashley @ April 25, 2014 at 12:20 pm

I’ve never done a whole chicken in the slow cooker before! The pictures look amazingly delicious, I will for sure have to try this. Thanks for sharing! Pinning now :-)


Sherri April 25, 2014 at 6:27 pm

It is amazing! I have made it since with other seasoning too.:-)


Miz Helen April 26, 2014 at 6:06 pm

I love the seasons combination for your Slow Cooker Chicken, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
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Miz Helen


Laura@Baking in Pyjamas May 5, 2014 at 7:50 am

I always use lemons when I roast a chicken, this looks great. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!


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