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The Most Flavorful Slow Cooker Rosemary Chicken Recipe

This Rosemary Chicken takes easy and delicious to a whole new level!  The entire chicken is cooked in a slow cooker with incredible flavors like garlic, onion, paprika and thyme resulting in an unbelievable flavor that's beyond irresistible! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 398kcal


  • Slow Cooker


  • 8 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb baby Yukon Gold potatoes quartered
  • 24 baby heirloom carrots about 1 pound
  • 1 whole chicken (4 lbs) giblets removed, chicken rinsed and patted dry with paper towels


  • Finely chop enough rosemary leaves to get 1 tablespoon. Set the remaining springs aside. In a small bowl, combine the chopped rosemary, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt, the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme and pepper.
  • Place the potatoes in one side of a 6 quart oval slow cooker and put the carrots in the other side. Season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Top with 2 rosemary sprigs.
  • Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken and stuff the cavity with the remaining 4 rosemary sprigs. Transfer the chicken to the slow cooker, putting it on top of the vegetables, breast side up.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, until the chicken is cooked through and falls off the bone and the vegetables are tender. Using a wide spatula, carefully transfer the chicken to a dish or platter. Transfer the vegetables to a separate platter. Discard the skin and rosemary sprigs and carve the chicken. Place the jus in a gravy separator and serve with the chicken and vegetables.


This dish fits best in a 6 quart oval slow cooker!


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 790mg | Potassium: 1016mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 9092IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 7mg