Slow-Cooker Roasted Chicken

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 3 hr Total Time 3:15


  • 1 whole organic chicken (I use around a 4 lb. chicken)
  • 1 whole lemon, quartered
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil of choice
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 3 teaspoons fine sea salt, more as desired***
  • 1-2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion granules

Everything else

  • Twine
  • Tinfoil


  • Roll 2 balls of tin foil and place in the bottom of your slow cooker
  • Place 1 clove sliced garlic, 2 quarters lemon, and 1 sliced onion into the center of the chicken cavity
  • Tie the chicken legs with twine
  • Rub butter and garlic over the skin of the chicken, and gently lift the skin and place garlic underneath
  • In a bowl, combine sea salt, pepper, dried rosemary, and paprika
  • Rub the dry ingredients all over the chicken, and place in crockpot*
  • Place additional onion, garlic, and rosemary springs around the chicken at the bottom of the crockpot
  • Cook 3-4 hours on high, or 6 hours on low until chicken is fully cooked and tender
  • Place the chicken in an oven safe baking dish and broil for 4-5 minutes to get the skin crispy
  • Serve hot**
  • Recipe Notes

  • *no water added
  • **I use the broth to baste the chicken
  • ***Some people felt this could use more salt, so perhaps increase by 1-2 teaspoons
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