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Slow Cooker Roast Chicken And Vegetables

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword slow-cooker-roast-chicken-and-vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 385kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 [5] lb whole chicken
  • 5 medium potatoes sliced 1-inch thick
  • 2 cup sliced carrot or baby carrots
  • 1 sweet onion sliced into wedges
  • 1 rib celery sliced
  • 4 whole clove garlic peeled
  • 4 tablespoon softened butter divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt adjust amount depending on seasoning used
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • Suggested seasoning choices: Rotisserie Chicken BBQ dry rub, seasoned salt, lemon pepper, Herbs de Provence, Italian, or Mediterranean seasoning


  • Spray the inside of a 6 quart oval slow cooker, or similar with cooking spray.
  • Arrange the sliced vegetables and garlic cloves on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Season lightly with the same seasoning used for the chicken and black pepper to your taste. Reserve one or two wedges of onion to stuff into the bird.
  • Rinse and pat dry the chicken. Rub inside and out with 3 tablespoon softened butter or drizzle with olive oil, if preferred.
  • Season the chicken inside and out with the rotisserie chicken seasoning, garlic salt and black pepper, running your fingers under the skin to loosen and allow you to season under the skin of the breast and legs, too.
  • Place the reserved onion wedges and 2 sprigs of fresh thyme inside of the bird. Center the bird on top of the vegetables.
  • Dot with the remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Secure the lid tightly on the slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or until the juices run clear. Using a meat thermometer 165-170°F inserted into the thigh.
  • Rest for 15 minutes before serving.
  • Optional: To crisp the skin, carefully remove to an oven safe dish and place under the oven broiler for 3-5 minutes. Rest for 15 minutes, then carve and serve drizzled with the jus from the slow cooker


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 878mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4820IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg