Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

A guest post by Heather Sullivan
Gluten-free /Dairy Free /Nut free.

Since I don’t know many moms for whom time isn’t an issue, I thought I would introduce this SUPER easy and very delish and nutrish slow cooker whole chicken recipe.  I started with an organic, free-range whole bird weighing in at just under 3 lbs and $10.  I washed it, dried it and placed it breast side down in my slow cooker.


I then slathered it with the juice of 1 lemon, fresh herbs from the patio (thyme, rosemary and oregano), some chicken rub I had in the pantry, a touch of red pepper, salt, pepper and 4 cloves of garlic (not shown).  I threw the juiced lemon in the slow cooker for good measure and turned it on high for 6 hours.

Sam and I went out to play at the water park and when we returned, the house was smelling fantastic and not at all over- heated thanks to using the slow cooker not the oven .  After 6 hours of cooking on high and 1 hour on warm, 4 adults and 2 children enjoyed the juicy, tender chicken that was literally falling off the bone!  Next time I may add some celery, carrots and onion to increase the veggie power!  Serve this with a salad of seasonal veggies and you’re all set for dinner!


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