It’s A Whole Chicken – Slow

Well keeping with our posting theme today on slow cooking I thought I would share an easy great slow cook recipe for a Sunday evening dinner – The Whole Chicken.

A Whole Chicken put into the Slow Cooker to work its magic!

A Whole Chicken put into the Slow Cooker to work its magic!

Who would think you can cook a whole roasted chicken prepared in under 3 minutes with very little fat and all healthy flavorings for your family! Not you? Well let me tell you it’s true and I do 🙂

I put this on for tonight’s dinner as I knew we had a busy day of family fun taking the children to exercise and explore the Singapore Botanic Gardens (Will post about that later!)

So how do you slow cook a whole chicken? See below for what I do there are many recipes on the web similar or different that you can Google but this just gives you an understanding of the process and flavors we like in our house.


  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 1-2 Onions (Sliced to cover the base of the chicken)
  • Dried Parsley (To Taste)
  • Paprika (To Taste)
  • Pepper (To Taste)
  • Garlic Powder (To Taste)
  • Salt (Pinch)
  • Lemon (1 Whole cut into four pieces)
  • 1 Tbs of Olive Oil


– Pat dry your chicken and ensure it is cleaned of all giblets set aside on a plate.

– Mix together your dried herbs and spices into a small bowl.

– Slice onions into medium sized rounds and cover the bottom of your slow cooker pot this will form the base for your chicken to sit.

– Place 3 of your cut lemon wedges into the chicken cavity. Leave one wedge leftover to squeeze on top of the chicken.

– Place the dried herb rub all over your chicken top and bottom.

– Put chicken into the slow cooker on top of the onions.

– Drizzle lemon juice and tablespoon of olive oil over your chicken.

– Close the lid and set on low for eight hours I feel and have been told by many a slow cooker experts this gives best results. You may see some say set on high 4 hours etc… but it isn’t quite the same.

**When cooked if you want to crisp up your skin a little more set it under the broiler and it will be crisp and golden brown without the fat in a matter of minutes!**

Easy as that and the one I have on at the moment smells divine and is looking mouth watering 🙂

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2 replies

  1. The lemon inside the chicken is a great trick, isn’t it?

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