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Slow-Cooker Roast Chicken

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Slow-Cooker Roast Chicken
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 25 min
  • Servings 4
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The secret to a moist and flavorful roast chicken? Cook it in the slow cooker! Line slow cooker with potatoes, carrots, and onions, add a chicken and cook. A meal with minimal effort and clean up.

Ingredients

1
whole roasting chicken (3 1/2 - 4 1/2 pounds)
1
large onion, chopped
1
pound baby Yukon Gold potatoes
4
whole peeled carrots, chopped
1
whole lemon (reserve zest)
4
tablespoons room temperature butter
2
cloves minced garlic
2
teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
2
teaspoons fresh thyme
2
teaspoons salt
1
teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions

  • 1 Place onions, potatoes, and carrots in the bottom of the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 2 Clean and dry chicken. Zest lemon and reserve. Quarter lemon, and place in the cavity. Place chicken on top of vegetables.
  • 3 In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 4 Cover the chicken with the butter mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 5 Cook chicken on LOW for 4-8 hours. The cooking time depends on how large your chicken is. Cook until an internal temperature reaches 160°F in the leg and the juices run clear.
  • 6 Take the chicken out of the slow cooker and place in an oven proof 9x13 pan. Brown the chicken under the broiler for 4 to 5 minutes or until the skin is brown and crispy.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1204.9
Daily Value
Total Fat
82.1g
126%
(
Saturated Fat
27.4g
137%
)
Cholesterol
420.6mg
140%
Sodium
1528.6mg
64%
Total Carbohydrate
32.1g
11%
(
Dietary Fiber
5.6g
22%
,
Sugars
5.8g
)
Protein
81.3g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
81%
81%
Calcium
10.60%
11%
Iron
42.70%
43%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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