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slow cooker whole chicken recipe

by Heather

Happy Monday morning!

Today I have something special planned… a blog hop with my friend Katie over at She Rocks Fitness.  Since Katie is here today, I’m over at her blog sharing a FUN sports training workout.  Be sure to check it out

And since Jacob and I have been going meat free for a little while, it’s nice to mix it up so you all see a little more meat around here.  Katie to the rescue!

Take it away girl…


My name is Katie and I’m the writer for the She Rocks Fitness blog. I’m a certified NASM Personal Trainer and Yoga Alliance Instructor whose passions are running, cycling, yoga, strength training, and healthy cooking. I do personal training, on-line training, at-home training, and boot camps. I work with clients of all ages and specialize in circuit and core training, yoga inspired moves, and educating my clients on how to live an active healthy lifestyle. Check out the She Rocks Fitness blog for healthy recipes, workouts, and success stories!

When Heather asked me to do a guest post, I figured this was a great opportunity to try out a new recipe that was easy, healthy, and leaves lots of leftovers (great for prepping meals for the week). My friend Lauren, who is the writer of Newest Obsession, shared this recipe with me and I have wanted to try it for weeks (I made some little changes here and there). This was perfect for a Sunday family meal! It was so easy to prepare and the flavor was delicious. The chicken literally just falls off the bone! Leftovers for the week were just as good too. Enjoy!


Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe


· 1 whole chicken

· 4-5 whole carrots

· 2 ribs of celery

· 1 white onion

· 2 tsp salt

· 1 tsp Italian seasoning

· 1/3 tsp garlic powder

· 1/2 tsp black pepper

· 1 lemon quartered

· 3 garlic cloves



· Slice onion, carrots, and celery and place into the slow cooker 

· Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl 


· Clean the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel 

· 1/4 the lemon and place in the cavity of the chicken

· Rub the dry ingredients all over the chicken


· Place in slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours


Leftover Options:


· Sweet Potato with leftover chicken, celery, carrots, and onion smothered in Mexican cheese.


· Grill Flatbread Pizza with the chicken breast, spinach, tomatoes, basil, marinara sauce, and Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.


Thanks again Katie!

I’ll be back tomorrow with a re-cap of my September goals… some went well… some did not.

Have a great day Smile


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Erica October 3, 2011 - 8:05 am

What a great idea!!! I never knew you could do this

Lauren @ What Lauren Likes ` October 3, 2011 - 8:44 am

Great guest post! This looks great 🙂

Hilliary@ HappilyEverHealthy October 3, 2011 - 9:59 am

What a great idea, and fabulous guest post! I never thought of putting a whole chicken in a crock pot! Learn something new everyday!

thehealthyapron October 3, 2011 - 1:38 pm

Ooo sounds like the perfect way to come home after a busy day

Lauren A. @ Newest Obsession October 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Thanks for sharing Katie! This recipe is great for supporting healthy lunches during busy weeks. Now you’ve got me craving juicy, fall off the bone chicken! I might have to make this one this week.

Haley @ Health Freak College Girl October 3, 2011 - 2:55 pm

this looks great! i’ll be bookmarking this recipe 🙂

Isabelle October 3, 2011 - 4:48 pm

Great loved how you used them as leftovers!

New Workout by: Get Healthy with Heather! | October 3, 2011 - 5:45 pm

[…] My name is Heather and I write over at Get Healthy with Heather.  I’m so excited to be here today, but also equally excited that Katie’s over at my site tantalizing my readers (and you?) with delicious eats.  Be sure to check it out! […]

Joanne October 4, 2011 - 4:10 am

I think we could all use more slow cooker recipes in our lives in right…this was such a great post!

sMiles from Callie October 4, 2011 - 5:58 am

I’m in love with the flatbread pizza idea!!! I’m big on leftovers and usually only make recipes that will make a few servings throughout the week. This seems like the perfect recipe to make once, but be creative with it throughout the week!

Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh October 4, 2011 - 8:01 am

Sounds yummy! I love slow cooker anything!!

julie October 5, 2011 - 9:54 am

this is so great! especially because it leaves TONS of leftovers for lunch dinner and everything under the sun for the rest of the week!

Get Healthy with Heather October 5, 2011 - 4:33 pm

Don’t ya love that?!


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