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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken - Lemon


Your whole chicken and potatoes are ready at the same time with the convenience of a slow cooker. The combination of spices with lemon is yummy!

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  • 1 whole chicken (3-5 lbs)
  • 4 cups of potatoes, cut up
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • Salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary (to taste)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 lemon
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Foil


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 280mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Sprinkle potatoes with seasoned salt. Top with 3 tablespoons butter chunks. Wrap them up in the foil & place at the bottom of the crock pot. Push the foil pack down so it spreads out a bit & covers the bottom. More so flat than not.

Remove the innards, rinse your chicken & pat dry. Rub it down liberally with olive oil. Then make pockets under the skin & smear 2-3 tablespoons butter under the skin & all over the chicken. Mix up your seasonings (to taste) in a small bowl. Smear under and on top of chicken skin. Halve lemon and add to cavity with a bay leaf.

Place over potatoes, cover, cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 7 hours).

Preheat an oven-safe skillet under the broiler. Broil for 4 minutes for crispy skin.


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