Lemon Garlic Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot #Recipe

Monday, November 07, 2011 Posted by Aleksandra Nearing

My friend Michelle mentioned this recipe a while back and I was sold.  Chicken + garlic + lemon + crockpot = yum!  I let my chicken soak in a salty brine before cooking it in the crock pot.

1 whole chicken, rinsed
1 lemon
4-8 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
water or chicken broth

Rinse your whole chicken, trim any excess fat or skin.

Soak in a big bowl of cold, salty water for several hours.

Drain, rinse and add to crock pot.  Stuff with peeled garlic cloves and lemon sliced in half.  I poured in about 1-2 inches of broth to the crock pot.

Cook on low for about 4-6 hours, until the chicken falls off the bone.  I enjoy using this as an addition to soup or pasta.

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  1. smallerstuff said...

    Gotta love the simplicity of the crock pot in general, but this recipe takes delicious & simple to an art! :)
    I did crock pot chicken today myself - balsamic & honey with carrots, onion & celery. I added barley at the very end. It ended up too salty, so it will be one to perfect!
    Thanks for sharing your fall goodness!

  2. Dina said...

    I am bookmarking this one - got a couple of frozen birds that needed ideas.

  3. wok with ray said...

    Slow cooking is the way to go if you want a very flavorful dish especially chicken. Thanks for sharing this recipe idea.

    ~ ray ~

  4. Masarie said...

    This recipe has my name all over it. I may try it this weekend.

    Thank you for sharing