Before I started using the slow cooker I hated chicken. Really truly hated it. My slow cooker has definitely changed my mind. Chicken is one of the best things to make in a slow cooker. It’s never dry or chewy. It’s always so moist and delicious. Have I convinced you yet? I hope so! I absolutely love this chicken recipe and I am sure you all will too!
- 1 (3-5) pound chicken
- 1 bunch fresh thyme
- 1 whole lemon, halved
- 1 head garlic, cut in half crosswise
- 1 small onion, sliced (I bought mine already sliced)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small bag of cut carrots
- 1 bulb of fennel, tops removed, and cut into wedges
Directions: Start by removing the chicken giblets. I bought a 4 pound Greenwise Chicken from Publix that already had everything removed from the chicken (that’s the way to go in my opinion). Rinse the chicken inside and out, then place the chicken on a large plate. Liberally salt and pepper the chicken inside and out. Stuff the cavity of the chicken with the bunch of thyme, both halves of the lemon, and all of the garlic. Brush the outside of the chicken with olive oil. Place the chicken in your 6-quart slow cooker. Place the onions, carrots, and fennel around the chicken in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours, or on low for 8 hours. My chicken cooked perfectly on high for 4 1/2 hours.
Little Debbie’s Tip: If you can’t find fennel in your grocery store than you can always use potatoes. Cut the potatoes into quarters and place them in your slow cooker. They will be so good after cooking with the chicken all day!