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8-Lemon Garlic Chicken

HealthPerks Recipe: Garlic Lemon Chicken


  • 1 whole chicken, 4 to 5 lbs.
  • 2 – 3 heads garlic
  • 4 lemons
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Cut garlic heads and lemons in half and lay in the bottom of the slow cooker. (Cut the bottoms of the lemons so
    that they lay flat)
  2. Remove insides from the chicken, rinse and pat dry.
  3. Season chicken well, inside and out, with salt and pepper.
  4. Stuff the chicken with a garlic head cut in half and a lemon cut in quarters, and place in slow cooker breast
  5. Cover the top of the chicken with additional lemon slices and rosemary.
  6. Turn the slow cooker on high, and cook for about 4 hours, or until the internal temperature of the chicken
    reaches 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer to check the temp.
  7. Once the chicken has reached 165 degrees, turn off the slow cooker and let rest for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove, carve, and serve.

This recipe first appeared in the December 2015 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.

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