Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken in the CrockPot Recipe

Here’s another great recipe for your whole chicken. As I shared before, cooking your chicken in the crockpot produces tender, fall off the bone chicken.  The longer you cook it, the more it will fall apart.  If you want yours to keep it’s shape like the one in my picture, start checking for doneness after 6 hours.

This chicken is full of lemony-garlic flavor.  It has just the right amount of lemon flavor.  You can taste it but it is not overwhelming.  My kids love it.  I lost track of how many helpings my five year old had tonight.   This would also be divine served with garlic mashed potatoes or rice.  I think next time I make this I will try adding green beans with the onions.  Make sure you go heavy with the seasonings or the flavor won’t penetrate the skin.  Don’t forget to save the bones for homemade stock with a hint of lemon.  I use the broth to make rice.  Yum!


  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 1-2 Large Yellow Onions, sliced into wedges
  • 2 Lemons or 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Rosemary


1.  Place onions in crockpot.

2.  Place the chicken on top of onions.

3.  Pour or squeeze lemon juice over chicken.  Try to get some juice in the cavity.

4.  Heavily salt and pepper the chicken outside and inside.

5.  Sprinkle garlic powder outside and inside of bird.

6.  Liberally sprinkle rosemary over outside and inside chicken.

7.  Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours.

UPDATE:  Be sure to check out this post on How to Have Crispy Skin in the Crockpot.  I haven’t tried it on this particular recipe yet, but I’m sure it would work.

Here are some of my favorite crockpot whole chicken recipes for the crockpot:



This recipe is based on this recipe at A Year of Slow Cooking.

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44 Responses to “Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken in the CrockPot Recipe”

  1. If this tastes half as good as it looks and is half as easy as it sounds, I need to make this sooner rather than later. Thanks for linking up to Hunk of Meat Monday!

  2. Miz Helen says:

    I just love a roasted chicken and your recipe looks great! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!
    Miz Helen

  3. Kimberlee says:

    that looks super yummy. I love chicken roast recipes. I hadn’t thought of using the crockpot before!

  4. Amanda says:

    I recently discovered crockpot cooking and making chicken in a crockpot is my absolute favorite. It’s so juicy and yummy! Yours looks great!

  5. Sounds great, but I need two crockpots when baking whole chicken (we have 11 people in our home), so I usually just use a large electric roaster (which I sit outside the back door in the summer, to keep from heating up the house). Can’t wait to try this!

  6. Recipes in the crockpot are so easy and simple. Thanks for sharing. You can add this to Delicious Dishes also.

  7. Mary says:

    This looks quite yummy. Can’t wait to give it a try. Always looking for new crockpot recipes. This is my first visit. I found you through Tuesdays at the Table.

  8. Monica says:

    This looks like a wonderful recipe!! I’ve been trying to find some good recipes that don’t require ton of time in the kitchen so I will definitely have to give this one a try!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Monica @ mrsmonicatillery.blogspot.com

  9. You can’t beat a good roasted chicken and your recipe sounds great!

  10. Marla says:

    I love that you made this whole chicken in the crock pot! That photo of your family in your header is precious!
    Cookin’ Canuck and I are in week 3 of Get Grillin’ and would love to have you join us. Please link up to 3 entree recipes including this dish. Doing so will qualify you to enter our Ild De France Cheese giveaway. It’s also a way to share your amazing recipes with all of us. http://su.pr/17fizq

  11. Lark says:

    Thank you for linking this great recipe up to Made it on Monday!

    Not only do I love Chicken…but I also love cooking in my crock Pot!

  12. I have some chicken legs in the freezer that I am going to try this with!

  13. i need to try this. thanks for sharing the recipe. we often cook a chicken in a simple way(fried Chicken).haha.

    • Nancy says:

      Can you believe I am too lazy to fry chicken? I think I tried it once. It’s much easier to throw it in the crockpot!

  14. imriz says:

    chicken feast…enjoy the weekend:)

  15. Looks delish!

    We’d love for you to share this recipe with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

  16. cheerful says:

    i love roasted chicken and your recipe sounds really great, thanks for sharing! btw, it really loos so delicious on the picture! i hope there’s someone selling a crockpot here in penh but there’s none! happy Friday!

  17. Rcel says:

    That’s what I had for supper last night! I might have to mind the leftover in the fridge for tonight! Lol.

    You might want to join me in my TAKE-OUT BUFFET as my first FTF entry! Hope to see you! 🙂

  18. Crock pots rock and this recipe sounds so tasty. Thanks so much for stopping by Momtrends Friday Food (http://www.momtrends.com/2011/06/friday-food-farmers-classic-pickle-event/) and adding this recipe. Have a great weekend.

  19. Clutterhome says:

    I just LOVE crockpot chicken. I have a similar recipe, but I throw in some BBQ sauce. The lemon and the BBQ mix up to create a really delicious flavor, even though it sounds awful! I’m going to have to try this with our next fryer! Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from Whipperberry’s Friday Flair!

  20. Thanks for sharing this recipe! 🙂 Looks yummy! Doing my hop from this week’s FTF! Here’s mine:

    Breakfast for Dinner at The Food Encounters.

  21. Great recipe! Love the reminder about saving the bones for the broth.

    Thanks for sharing at Sugar Free Sunday!

  22. Ann Kroeker says:

    I haven’t made a chicken in a crock pot for a while, but this photo and your description remind me to just do it! It’s so easy, and the lemon is a great flavor for this time of year. Thanks for linking to Food on Fridays!

  23. KB says:

    Thanks for sharing your recipe with
    Simply Delish. Hope to see you again next weekend.

  24. SarahB says:

    This looks really tasty! Thanks for the recipe!

  25. Wendy says:

    Thanks for linking up last week to Turning the Table Thursday (formally Tip Day Thursday). I would love to feature you and your blog this coming Thursday. Please send me an email with the recipe you’d like to link up and a paragraph about you/your blog by Tuesday evening. Feel free to link up anytime and grab the “featured on” button if you’d like!

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  27. Vanessa says:

    Hmm.. This looks so delicious!!
    Thank you so much for linking it up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see more of your creativity tonight! 🙂

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