Crockpot Roast Chicken And Vegetables

by Destri on June 12, 2012

Crock Pot Roast Chicken Recipe
Hey friends!  Heating up where you live?  It was almost 100°F in my neck of the woods yesterday and my air conditioner died at the peak of it.  Fun stuff.  But we did get to stay in a hotel last night, and the kids are currently jumping on the bed – so it isn’t all bad.  When it starts heating up like this I find my oven becomes more of a storage closet while the grill and crock pot take center stage.  It’s amazing all the things you can cook on a grill – and with the crock pot craze on pinterest who needs an oven?  I think I’ve gathered enough recipes on my Crock Pot board to last the Summer!  One that I need to add is Maria’s recipe for Roast Chicken and Veggies in the slow cooker.  I tried it last year as an alternative to my favorite oven version – delicious!  Even better you can use the left-overs in all sorts of ways. Those types of meals save my life!

Crock Pot Whole Roast Chicken And Vegetables

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables In Crock Pot


1 whole chicken rinsed, remove any giblets or whatever else you find inside
1-2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 2 inch pieces
3-4 large potatoes, peeled and cut in 2 inch pieces
1 large onion, quartered
3-4 large carrots, peeled and cut into sticks (or you can use baby carrots)
2 cups fresh or frozen green beans
fresh or dried rosemary
lemon juice
olive oil


  •  Place the cleaned chicken (I like to remove most of the skin) in your crock pot and drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil
  • Generously salt and pepper the chicken – measure out a teaspoon of salt if you feel like you need to know how much you are using
  • Sprinkle a pinch or two of rosemary on the chicken
  • Toss in the sweet and regular potatoes, onion and carrots -salt and pepper the veggies too
  •  Make sure the lid fits tightly and then cook on low for 4-5 hours
  • About forty minutes before serving throw the beans on top and they will be just right when you are ready to serve dinner

Dish it up and serve!  Then just strip the extra meat off the bones and cube for use in a dish calling for chicken later in the week.

I hope you give this one try, you will love it!

I am off to look for a new home – yep, moving again.  This time we’re headed for Dallas.  Anyone looking for a sewing buddy?


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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Kim Young June 12, 2012 at 6:37 pm

This looks delicious! My family wouldn’t eat it, but I would. Maybe I should move to Dallas. I am a Texas girl that would love to go back home. Can you imagine how dangerous we would be living near each other?


Kelley June 13, 2012 at 5:02 am

This looks delicious! Do you think it would work ok if I just used chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken?


Tamara June 13, 2012 at 6:21 am

This sounds amazing! I’ll have to try this out this summer.

By the way, welcome to Dallas!! Have fun house hunting.


Destri June 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Thanks! We are still looking – thinking we might rent and boy it is not looking too good! Things go fast :)


Lynn Minney June 20, 2012 at 4:32 am

i made this up this morning & was wondering if it needed any liquid added?


Destri June 20, 2012 at 7:34 am

If you are using frozen you should be good to go – if it’s fresh chicken breasts you could add a few tablespoons. But generally their is enough moisture created in the cooking process. Enjoy it, it’s yummy!


lynn June 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm

thanks, destri! mine took over 7 hours in the crock pot. i used a fresh whole chicken. i’m not sure what i did wrong, but i can’t wait to eat it. we could be sewing buddies if i lived in texas :)


Destri June 26, 2012 at 11:33 am

Oh dear (slaps palm to forehead). When I replied to your first comment I thought I saw it on the Mexican crock pot chicken recipe. You probably thought I was losing it! I have a new crockpot and it takes a little longer too – I might have to update the time – thanks so much for letting me know!


Carina I October 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Made this yesterday and I was so surprised by how filling it was! So quick and easy to make too. This was my first crock pot meal. I am so excited to try more!


Jonny Boo February 21, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Yummy Yummy mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. So good and tender. This will be such a great midnight snack. Great idea! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Yummy to my tummy.


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