Thursday, September 22, 2011

Crockpot Lemon Garlic Chicken

This fall, Frog Prince and I have designated at least one day a week to using our crockpot for a meal.  One of the first new recipes we tried was one for a yummy lemon rosemary chicken. 

Overall, we greatly enjoyed the recipe, although the lemon flavor was a bit overpowering.  Ten hours of lemons cooking along with chicken & potatoes in a crockpot made for a lemony bite – especially the potatoes. 

The recipe below is adjusted to use less lemon – in hopes of a less lemony outcome. 

Crockpot Lemon Garlic Chicken – Adapted from Sparkling Ink


  • 1 medium-large whole chicken 
  • 8-10 red or russet potatoes
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. rosemary
  • Sea salt & pepper
  • 1/4 C white wine


Begin by lightly greasing the crockpot with either 1 tsp. of olive oil or by spraying with olive oil. 

Place the chicken into the crockpot, breast side up. 

Wash, slice & peel, if necessary, the potatoes.  Peel the garlic cloves and wash and slice the lemon into quarters. 

Arrange the potatoes around the chicken.  Then, squeeze the lemon slices over the chicken.  Sprinkle with rosemary, sea salt and pepper.

Do not place the lemons in with the chicken at this point (even though that is what’s depicted in the photo below).

Add in the 1/4 C white wine. 

Cover, and cook on low for 8-10 hours.  The chicken is done when the internal temperature is at least 160 degrees. 

One hour before the bird is cooked, add the lemons to the crockpot. 

Remove the bird and the potatoes from the crockpot.  Serve warm. 

Linked to: Full Plate Thursday, Your Recipe, My Kitchen


  1. I use my crockpot every Sunday. I think I'm going to try this without the lemons.

  2. Sounds good! Nice tips on the lemon overload and how to avoid it. Its amazing how the potatoes in crock pot meals absorb so many other flavors.

  3. Can't wait to follow your slow cooker cooking. O love my slow cooker.

  4. this looks so easy! i had no idea you could put a whole chicken in a crock pot!

  5. This looks delicious & tender - just love that it's made in the crockpot! Come link it up at Makin' You Crave Monday if you get the chance.

  6. Hi Sno White,
    This Crockpot Lemon Garlic Chicken that looks so good to me. I just love a recipe like this. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  7. This is going on the list! I need to break out the crockpot..tis the season right? I have also been wanting to cook with wine somehow and I luckily stumbled upon this recipe. Thanks for sharing! :-)


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