Lemon Garlic Chicken ~ in the slow cooker

I was wondering around Amazon’s kindle store a fews weeks ago and came across this book Paleo Diet Slow Cooker: 52 Healthy, Gluten Free Recipes , (Which i can’t seem to find on amazon anymore )

Where i found this great recipes for Lemon Garlic Chicken (my apologies for a rubbish picture the chicken feel apart as I was removing the chicken from the ‘oil’ at the bottom.
photoThis dish can be used for multiple things, Not only does it create a meal for my family (3 Hungery adults and a child) but , but the left over chicken get save for another dish normally chicken rissoto (prepared in the slow cooker the next day so very little washing up is needed), the bones get frozen in a ice cream tub for later batch making of stock, the ‘gravy’ at the bottom get put in to ice cubes for stock cubes or you can uses it for that days gravy on the chicken, the only thing that get thrown away is the fruit skin which I have yet to find a second uses for.

My adapted recipe for Lemon Garlic Chicken

  • 1 chicken, normally about 4lbs (but anything between 3-5lb would work)
  • 10 cloves of garlic (some times less, some time more)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tsp of mixed herb (or what ever herbs you like)

What to do

  • dice up the garlic and onion and ‘line’ the bottom of the slowcooker
  • prepare the chicken by rising it with water and pat it dry
  • Sit the chicken on top of the garlic and onion
  • Cut the lemon in half and juice , removing pips and pour lemon juice over the chicken , place the fruit skins in to the chicken’s cavity
  • sprinkle the herbs over the top of the chicken
  • Cook the chicken on slow for at least 5-6 hours
  • remove from the slow cooker once cooked and let it sit for a few minutes before servicing you can then added the cooked onion and garlic as a garnish


I find that a lot of ‘fat’ collects at the bottom of the slow cooker so after a couple of hours cooking I pour out the fat leaving it to rest by placing it in the fridge /cold place to cool down then once cold removing the fat which has collected at the top of the dish.

I heat the remaining content and pour it in to the ice cube trays as show in this post from before

I have also uses Oranges /satsumas instead of lemons in this recipes


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