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Slow-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables Recipe

Slow-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables Recipe

The aroma of rosemary and garlic is mouthwatering, and this recipe could not be easier. A few minutes of prep and you'll come home to a delicious dinner. Even a beginner cook could make this and have it turn out perfectly.—Anita Bell, Hermitage, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours + standing YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 2 celery ribs, halved lengthwise and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 8 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium lemon, halved
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons paprika


  • 1. Place carrots, celery and potatoes in a 6-qt. slow cooker; toss with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Place lemon halves and garlic in chicken cavity. Tuck wings under chicken; tie drumsticks together. Place chicken over vegetables in slow cooker, breast side up. Mix rosemary, lemon juice, oil, paprika and remaining salt; rub over chicken.
  • 2. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°; and vegetables are tender.
  • 3. Remove chicken to a serving platter; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. Serve with vegetables. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 329 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 400 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Reviews for Slow-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

"I made this roasted in the oven because I doubled the size of recipe for my family and chicken was too big for the crock pot. Meat was juicy and tender, and the lemon flavor was subtle but good. The herb rub was excellent. I made gravy with the pan juices, and it was good over the potatoes and chicken as well. I will use this recipe again."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"I like the concept but the chicken was not very tasty"

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"The meat was very moist and tender. But it didn't have nearly as much flavor as I was expecting."

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"Definitely easy; however, extremely strong rosemary flavor. Also, the lemon flavor just didn't go well; not sure what the purpose of the lemon is."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"This is the start of my slow cooker cooking. Happy new year to all"

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"I cooked the chicken on the high setting of my Cuisinart slow cooker, instead of low, for about five hours then left it at warm for another hour. I also added an onion quartered and served it with the chicken juices. It was delicious! The chicken was falling off of the bone with tenderness."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015 Edited Oct. 26, 2015

"I made this chicken in my slow cooker several times. It was delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014 Edited Oct. 26, 2015

"Couldn't be easier!"

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"After getting started, I realized I was out of rosemary so I used some thyme and tarragon instead. Also added 1/2 an onion to the veggies. This was easy to put together in the morning and I was glad to have dinner ready after a busy day. Will make again!"

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"This was smple, but mine also turned out dry and vegetables were over-cooked. Thought this would have made a wonderful after work meal. Chicken did make great leftovers."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"Had a big roasting chicken, too big for my slow cooker. Doubled the ingredients and put it in the oven at 325°, covered with foil for the first couple hours. Then removed foil for rest of the time. Chicken was tender and delicious!"

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014


Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"I thought the chicken turned out VERY dry and really had no flavor other than what was on the skin from the rub. I also thought the vegetables came out way to mushy. Very rarely does a 'Taste of Home' recipe not turn out great, but I won't be making this again."

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"I liked the simplicity of this recipe. If I were to make this again, I'd add different dried herbs for half of the paprika and rosemary and I'd add onions."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"this is an ok recipe. I felt it lacked some flavor. It did not taste awful but it did not have that delicious factor."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"Just made this today & loved it! I don't like roasted carrots so I replaced them with fresh Brussel sprouts 1/2 way through . Very moist & delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"Tasty, easy, and moist, with a hint of lemon. We cooked the chicken and some of the veggies in a small stoneware roaster instead of a slow cooker. The chicken was super moist. We cooked the rest of the vegetables (potatoes and some of the carrots) in a separate pot at serving time."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"It was very good and moist. I cut the rosemary in half. I will add more carrots next time. An easy complete meal."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.