A whole chicken is seasoned with lemon pepper, garlic, and thyme, then slow-cooked to perfection.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Rinse chicken, pat dry with paper towels, and use your fingers to loosen the skin over the breast and thighs.

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  • Stir butter and lemon pepper in a small bowl and insert seasoned butter beneath the loosened skin using a teaspoon. Push butter from spoon using the skin. Place lemon slice and garlic cloves into the chicken cavity.

  • Place chicken into a slow cooker. Rub skin with olive oil and sprinkle seasoned salt, thyme, and cracked black pepper over the bird.

  • Cook on High for 3 hours; reduce heat to Low and cook until chicken is very tender and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh, not touching bone, reads at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), 2 to 3 more hours. If desired, cook bird on Low setting 6 to 8 hours.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

526 calories; 39.7 g total fat; 152 mg cholesterol; 773 mg sodium. 1.9 g carbohydrates; 38.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (83)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2013
This was excellent. The chicken turned out tender and moist. The lemon pepper flavor was lacking (compared to the lemon pepper chicken I get at my local grocery store) but who knows what kind of fake chemicals they are using so I prefer to make my own. I put bell peppers onion peppers and carrots in the cooker underneath the chicken to make a complete meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/28/2013
This chicken was very moist but it lacked flavor. Read More
(14)
117 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2013
This was excellent. The chicken turned out tender and moist. The lemon pepper flavor was lacking (compared to the lemon pepper chicken I get at my local grocery store) but who knows what kind of fake chemicals they are using so I prefer to make my own. I put bell peppers onion peppers and carrots in the cooker underneath the chicken to make a complete meal. Read More
(210)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2013
This was excellent. The chicken turned out tender and moist. The lemon pepper flavor was lacking (compared to the lemon pepper chicken I get at my local grocery store) but who knows what kind of fake chemicals they are using so I prefer to make my own. I put bell peppers onion peppers and carrots in the cooker underneath the chicken to make a complete meal. Read More
(210)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2013
This was the most amazing chicken I have ever made...I did change a few ing. I substituted basil for the thyme and a half an orange for the lemon and it was out of this world!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2013
... this was crazy delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
I doubled the lemon pepper for stronger flavour added 1/2 cup water and used boneless skinless chicken breasts. Served with rice and asparagus. The family loved it. Simple and delicious. Read More
(84)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2013
I have made this in a slow cooker so many times. Try adding rosemary with the lemon slices and salt and pepper and a little garlic. Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!I never add any liquid to my chicken and it comes out so moist every time. Good recipe. Everyone I have told to fix it this way was never disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2013
This is a good start to something delicious. Use a good half of large lemon sprig of fresh rosemary and a sprig of fresh sage along with other ingredients. I brown my chicken first before putting into crock pot. Looks much more tempting and gives more flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2013
This was outstanding. I used a 4 to 5 pound chicken so I added 4 tbs more of butter and about half tbs more of lemon pepper. I also seasoned it with basil and some slap ya mama cajun seasoning instead of seasoned salt. I used about half a large lemon. I squeezed a little on the chicken and cut the rest and put inside the cavity. I did add 2 garlic cloves (smashed) under the skin of the chicken. I also added a sprig of fresh Rosemary. Cooked on high for 3 hours and low for 2 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2013
This was FABULOUS!!!!! I used a lot of extra lemon pepper because we like it. I would recommend this to anyone. EASY and delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2013
I used a little more of everything as recommended by some of the reviewers. I cooked it on low. I was asked to make THIS for Easter dinner instead of a ham or turkey. It was a HUGE hit with family members. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/28/2013
This chicken was very moist but it lacked flavor. Read More
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