Slow-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours + standing


6 servings

Updated: Aug. 20, 2023
Even a beginner cook could make this slow cooked chicken and have it turn out perfectly. This recipe could not be easier. A few minutes of prep and you'll come home to a delicious dinner. —Anita Bell, Hermitage, Tennessee
Slow-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 medium carrots, peeled, 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, minced
  • 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; sprinkle 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 together rosemary, lemon juice, oil, paprika and remaining salt in small bowl; rub over chicken.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer inserted in thigh reads at least 170° and vegetables are tender, 6-8 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from slow cooker; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. Serve with vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked chicken with 2/3 cup vegetables: 329 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 400mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.