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    This Plan-Ahead Slow Cooker Chicken Dish Is Genius

    Your new favourite week night dinner.

    Wouldn't you like to come home to this tonight?

    With four ingredients, it's almost too easy to be true.

    Let us show you how.


    1 whole chicken (based on the size of your slow cooker – a 1.3kg chicken should just about fit into a 3.5L slow cooker – while a 6.5L would probably fit a 2kg chicken)

    4 lemons

    10 garlic cloves divided (8 whole and 2 halved)

    4 sprigs rosemary




    1. Remove any giblets etc. from the cavity of the chicken.

    2. Stuff chicken with 1 sprig of rosemary, 1 lemon (quartered) and 4 cloves garlic.

    3. Season all sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.

    4. Remove both ends of a lemon, cut in half to create very thick slices.

    5. Line the bottom of the slow cooker with 4 lemon slices, 4 whole garlic cloves and a sprig of rosemary.

    6. Put the chicken in the slow cooker.

    7 Cut 2 garlic cloves in half and put all four pieces on top of the chicken along with the 2 remaining lemon slices.

    8. Garnish with 1-2 more sprigs of rosemary. Put the lid on the slow cooker and set to high for 4 hours.

    9. Place cooked chicken under the grill (broil) for 10 minutes to crisp the skin (optional).

    10. Allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving. Leftover juices in the slow cooker are mostly lemon juice with a bit of chicken fat and can be used sparingly as a strongly flavoured sauce.

    11. Enjoy!

    Here's a video that shows you how to make it: