Fragrant Lemon Chicken

Fragrant Lemon Chicken


"An easy slow cooker chicken recipe that cooks on its own and tastes great - the meat just falls off the bone!"


9 h 20 m servings 309 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 309 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 17.2 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 31.1 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rub salt and pepper into the skin of the chicken, and then place apple and celery inside the chicken. Place chicken in slow cooker. Sprinkle chopped onion, rosemary, and lemon juice and zest over chicken. Pour 1 cup hot water into the slow cooker.
  2. Cover, and cook on High for 1 hour. Switch to Low, and cook for 6 to 8 hours, basting several times.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 142 Ratings


This dinner went over well with my family and dinner guests. I cooked it in the slow cooker on high for four hours. Just before serving I removed from slowcooker and placed the chicken on a baki...

Very good chicken recipe. I used 5 frozen chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken, and let it cook for 4-5 hours. I also substituted ckn broth for the water and added basil as well. Turned o...

This chicken came out sooooo tender and juicy! I sauteed the onion and garlic in butter before I put it in the crock pot. Instead of the water, I used chicken broth. I rubbed a little lemon p...

Disappointing recipe. Flavor very bland and boring. I cooked it the minimum time suggested, and it was very overcooked. Will not make again.

DELICIOUS! Everyone loved this recipe -- only thing I changed was to rub some lemon pepper seasoning on it! Very nice as a change from your usual roasted chicken. I made gravy with the liquid af...

The meat fell easily off the bones and was very tender, juicy; although pretty bland. Couldn't taste the lemon at all, even though I added lemon zest to it as well. I left out the celery and add...

I fixed this roast chicken in the oven and it was quite good. I don't like slimy chicken from the crockpot and my homerasied birds are way too big to go in one anyway. I basically followed the...

I just read some reviews on this after making this one time per week per my family's request. This is so easy, flavorful and moist. It is one of the best recipes that I have ever received. You m...

This is my first attempt at a whole chicken! I used a few suggestions from other people. I did saute the onion w/ a few garlic cloves before putting it over the chicken. Also took the chicken br...