Fragrant Lemon Chicken


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
9 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 apple - peeled, cored and quartered

  • 1 stalk celery with leaves, chopped

  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

  • 1 cup hot water


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

309 Calories
17g Fat
7g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 309
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 365mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.