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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

  • Prep: 10 Mins
  • Cook: 8 hours (slow cooker)
  • Portions: 4-6
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Homemade lemon herb chicken

Ingredients You'll Need

  • 4 lb. Free Run Roasting Chicken
  • Meridian Chicken Rub
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled & smashed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, scrubbed & chopped in thirds
  • 4 celery stalks, cut in thirds
  • 1 whole lemon, quartered


  1. Put vegetables in slow cooker
  2. Rinse chicken with water and pat dry with paper towels
  3. Rub garlic all over outside of the chicken
  4. Put garlic inside the chicken
  5. Put the rub all over the outside and inside the chicken
  6. Add quartered lemon to the inside of chicken
  7. Place chicken on top of the vegetables
  8. Cover slow cooker and cook chicken on low for 8 hours
  9. Cook until internal temperature of the leg is at 160 degrees F
  10. Remove chicken and place in a baking dish
  11. Place baking dish in the oven under the broiler for 4-5 minutes
  12. Allow chicken to rest for 5-10 minutes, then serve
Homemade lemon herb chicken
Yields1 Serving



Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
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