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Slow-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables Recipe

Slow-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables Recipe

Even a beginner cook could make this 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
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

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.

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bplowman User ID: 6015366 259807
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2017

"chicken was moist but not much flavor."

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 259804
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2017

"I came across this recipe while searching TOH for a light Sunday dinner. My family and I eat a lot of chicken. This dish turned out moist and delicious. I did use more lemon. I loved the flavor."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 257768
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2016

"I, too, found the flavor of the chicken a little bland and the lemon just wasn't quite right with the dish. Everyone else liked it though. I was not able to remove the chicken from the crock pot as it was already falling off the bone. If I make it again I will omit the lemon and amp up the spices on the chicken."

Brossi User ID: 8526235 257587
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2016

"I found this fairly bland but my family enjoyed it. Was easy to prepare and it was great to have everything in the one dish. I just feel this needs a bit of a flavour boost to make it just right. Thanks for the recipe."

Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 244383
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."

Kathyjordan User ID: 6897948 243904
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

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

TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 242472
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

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

SueQui User ID: 8696392 242430
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."

emarshallofco User ID: 8684224 240933
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

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

FoxSpirit User ID: 7218122 239801
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."

KittieCatt User ID: 6154720 235586
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015 Edited Oct. 26, 2015

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

jblatter User ID: 2501566 116076
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014 Edited Oct. 26, 2015

"Couldn't be easier!"

chris_giles18 User ID: 2108383 149895
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!"

Butcher2boy User ID: 6390217 195173
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."

ackaiser User ID: 4335752 183944
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!"

WillowEmber2013 User ID: 7388367 193862
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014


trush User ID: 4581425 193861
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."

CatMurphy User ID: 7117971 123516
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."

rhonda1 User ID: 1537009 183942
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."

Barbchris45 User ID: 7522231 132309
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!"

NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 123515
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."

lpugh9 User ID: 5334512 183941
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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