Chicken Rosemary slow cook

If cooking a whole chicken seems intimidating, you will love the confidence and perfect results that this super easy slow cooker recipe provides. For the yellow phase serve with a ½ cup mashed sweet potato or 2 cups of the mashed cauliflower recipe.

Ingredients Serves 2

1 whole small roasting chicken (about 3 pounds)
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and/or Mrs. Dash’s
1 small onion, peeled, chopped
4 celery stalks, diced
4 garlic cloves
3 sprigs rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 lemon, quartered

Rinse the chicken under cold water and then pat dry with paper towels.  Season the chicken inside and out with black pepper and Mrs. Dash if using. Tuck the garlic cloves, and half the rosemary sprigs or dried rosemary into the cavity of the chicken.

Distribute 2/3 of onion and celery in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place chicken on top of veggies in slow cooker.  Inside of chicken,

Dice remaining rosemary. Spread on top of chicken with remaining 1/3 of chopped onion and celery. Squeeze the lemon over the chicken and cover. Cook on low for 6 to 6 ½ hours, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink or translucent at the joint. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving
(Serving size: ½ pound meat plus 1/2 cup veggies)
175 calories, 25g protein, 4g sugars, 10g carbohydrates, 3g fat (2g saturated), 66mg cholesterol, 2g fiber, 124mg sodium

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