Fragrant Lemon Chicken

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    9 h
  • Ready In

    9 h 20 m
Dawn Ash
Recipe by  Dawn Ash

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

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  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.

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Kari-Lynn Heighington

Kari-Lynn Heighington

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 baking sheet and broiled. This browned the skin and added a nice crispness to the chicken. The inside remained juicy and full of flavour. I did add a little cinnamon and soysauce to the ingredients. Turned out perfect. This is a keeper!



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 out great, was really easy and I would definitely make it again!



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 pepper on the chicken. The flavors were very good, the lemon was nicely subtle and the rosemary was fragrant. Thanks for the recipe!

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 309 cal
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 17.2 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs
  • 7.1 g
  • 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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