4 Herb Chicken

Getting home from work and having dinner ready to go makes me one happy gal. For this reason, the slow cooker is one of my all-time favorite kitchen appliances. I set up our weekly meal plan every Sunday and always plan to have a slow cooker dish one of the days (then I get to look forward to lazy evening!)

Chicken recipes are great because they are usually "set it and forget it." Yes, I enjoy my roasts just as much as the next person; however, to really seal in the flavor that usually means I will need to sear the sides. At 6am that is not high on my priority list. This whole chicken recipe involves tossing some herbs on it, along with a few tablespoons of butter/ghee... and that's about it!

If you are looking for an easy meal, to have a lazy day or just want something really tasty, this savory Slow Cooker Chicken is your answer!

Slow Cooker 4 Herb Chicken

4 Herb Chicken | Personally Paleo
Time: 6-8 hrs
Servings: 4-6

3-4lb whole chicken, giblets removed
4-5 garlic cloves, whole
4 tbs butter or ghee, divided
1 ½ tsp salt
1 tsp + ¼ tsp each Marjoram, Rosemary, Basil, Herbs de Provence
⅓ cup chicken broth
  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Cut a slit through the skin in the middle of the breast and tuck 1 tbs of butter/ghee between the skin and meat on each side.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together salt and 1 tsp of each herb.
  4. Coat chicken on both sides (in all nooks and crannys) with your herb mixture. Be sure to get underneath the wings.
  5. Insert garlic cloves and remaining 2 tbs of butter/ghee inside the chicken cavity. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ tsp of each herb in there as well.
  6. Pour your chicken broth into the base of the slow cooker.
  7. Gently place the chicken inside the slow cooker *Optional: use kitchen twine to tie the legs together
  8. Cook on low for 6-8 hours