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Crockpot Lemon and Garlic Whole Chicken
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5 from 9 votes

Crockpot Lemon and Garlic Whole Chicken

This crockpot lemon and garlic whole chicken is a great recipe to make when you have a busy day ahead of you and want to come home to a delicious meal. This recipe also makes for great leftovers or you can shred the remaining chicken and use it in another recipe to mix things up.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot Lemon and Garlic Whole Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 5 people
Author Two Pink Peonies
Cost $10


  • 6 quart or larger crockpot (slow cooker)


  • 1 whole chicken (mine was around 5 pounds)
  • 1 yellow onion coarsely chopped
  • 3 medium to large lemons cut in half
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 2 tbsp Mrs. Dash original seasoning
  • 2 tbsp butter (unsalted)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Spray your crock-pot with non-stick spray and then place one tablespoon of the butter on the bottom of your crock-pot.
  • Place your bird breast down and then add about half of the onion and a half of the lemon inside of the bird.
  • Slice the lemon into slices and add around the bird along with the rest of the onion, then add the remaining butter, garlic, Mrs. Dash original seasoning (if desired), and salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken stock and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.


You do want to add a little liquid for cooking this whole chicken in the crockpot but if you add too much liquid it can actually dry out your bird. It seems opposite that adding liquid would dry out your whole chicken, but it will. I think about one cup of chicken stock is enough, especially when you're using your crockpot and leaving it on for so long.