Slow Cooker Lemon and Rosemary Whole Chicken

Cook your chicken to rotisserie-like perfection using a slow cooker. Stuffed with garlic, olives and rosemary, the chicken gets infused with Mediterranean flavours!  A honey – lemon drizzle adds a golden finish to this Slow Cooker Whole Chicken.

crispy Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with lemon and rosemary served in a big white dish

Remember the delicious slow cooker whole chicken I told you about and couldn’t wait to share with you? This is it!! I’ve found a way to take decent pictures of it! I basically prepared the Slow Cooker Whole Chicken just before going to bed so I could photograph it in the morning.

I’m always hungry for breakfast but waking up to the amazing smell of slow-cooked whole chicken with lemon, rosemary and garlic starved me. It was so appetizing I seriously considered having chicken for breakfast.

Some people have breakfast for dinner (us included) so why not dinner for breakfast? Ok, it would have been slightly weird and I wanted to keep this low cooker whole chicken for dinner anyway.

The thing is, I have so many crockpot recipe ideas in store for you that I’m pretty sure I will eventually eat dinner for breakfast at one point or another.

crispy Slow Cooker Whole Chicken topped with lemon slices and rosemary sprigs served in a big white dish

This Lemon & Rosemary-infused Slow Cooker Whole Chicken not only smells delicious (third time I’m mentioning it, right?), it’s also an amazing combination of ingredients.

Rosemary, people. Rosemaryyyyyy. This herb is pretty incredible, don’t you think? It’s -one- of my latest food obsession. I add it to anything I cook lately. Well, almost. It takes any dish to the next level, adding depth effortlessly, and works wonder when paired with lemon, olives, garlic and a hint of honey.

Uumm, I’m salivating just at the thought of this Mediterranean Slow Cooker Whole Chicken. Bottom line, if you own a slow cooker and want a tasty super easy chicken dinner, look no further, you’ve found it!

Oh and if you don’t have a slow-cooker? Of course, you can cook a whole chicken in the oven as well, but hey, slow-cooked whole chicken is easier, totally hands-off and SO juicy, tender and delicious!

Go get a slow cooker, you need it for this whole chicken recipe and for general happiness in your life!

a big white bowl with a nicely browned Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with lemon slices and rosemary srpigs

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Slow Cooker Lemon and Rosemary Whole Chicken
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Slow Cooker Lemon and Rosemary Whole Chicken

Cook your chicken to tender, juicy perfection using a slow cooker. Stuffed with garlic, olives and rosemary, the chicken gets infused with Mediterranean flavours!  A honey, lemon & olive oil drizzle adds a golden brown finish to this Slow Cooker Whole Chicken.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 309 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1/2 cup pitted green olives roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 5 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3-4 lemon slices
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse chicken with water and pat dry. Arrange in the slow cooker.
  2. Stuff the chicken with chopped olives and peeled whole garlic cloves.

  3. Using your fingers, gently lift the skin over the breasts and place 3 of the 5 rosemary sprigs under it. Arrange the 2 other ones on the legs (see the pic).

  4. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and honey. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange lemon slices over the chicken.
  5. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours depending on the size of the chicken.
  6. Don't toss the juices, make a gravy! Whisk 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot with the juices, heat to thicken, season with pepper and salt and serve.

Recipe Notes

Don't toss the juices, make a gravy! Whisk 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot with the juice.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Lemon and Rosemary Whole Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 /6th)
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Potassium 255mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 7.9%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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