Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Whole Chicken
Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Whole Chicken Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Whole Chicken

Put a new spin on chicken, and save time, too!

20 M 3 H 30 M3 H 50 M 6

Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Whole Chicken

Chicken, Dinner, Slow Cooker

Put a new spin on chicken, and save time, too!

3 H 50 M

6

Put a new spin on chicken, and save time, too!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Schnucks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Schnucks lemon pepper seasoning, divided
  • 1 (4- to 5-1/2-pound) fresh whole chicken, giblets removed, if necessary
  • ½ pound carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces, divided
  • 1 small onion, cut into ½ inch wedges, divided
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Schnucks dried thyme, divided

Instructions

  1. In cup, with fork, stir butter and 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Slide 2 fingers under skin on each side of the chicken breast to make 2 pockets, being careful not to tear skin. Place 1 tablespoon butter mixture under skin in each pocket. Press skin down to spread and flatten butter mixture under skin. Spread remaining butter mixture over top of chicken.
  2. In bottom of 6-quart slow cooker, place about three-fourths of the carrots, onion, lemon wedges and garlic cloves. Stuff remaining one-fourth vegetables inside chicken cavity. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon thyme inside chicken cavity and remaining 1 teaspoon each thyme and lemon pepper over top of chicken.
  3. With small piece of kitchen twine, tie legs of chicken together; place whole chicken over vegetables in slow cooker. Cover and cook on high 3 to 4 hours or until juices run clear and internal temperature in the thickest part of thigh reaches 165°F. Transfer chicken to cutting board or serving platter for carving and serve with vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

630 Calories Per Serving

FAT: 26G

SATURATED FAT: 9G

CHOLESTEROL: 280MG

SODIUM: 510MG

CARBOHYDRATES: 4G

FIBER: 1G

SUGARS: 2G

PROTEIN: 88G

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