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Slow Cooker Lemon Thyme Whole Chicken beautifully served with herbs and lemon on the side
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5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Lemon Thyme Whole Chicken

Slow Cooker Lemon Thyme Whole Chicken is a delicious and easy dinner to throw in your crockpot before you head out to your day! Paleo and Whole30.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon thyme whole chicken, lemon thyme whole chicken recipe, slow cooker lemon thyme whole chicken


  • 1 whole chicken (3-4 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme OR 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 3-5 whole cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Remove giblets from the chicken and rinse under cool water. Place in slow cooker.
  • Pour lemon juice over whole chicken and sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, and thyme.
  • Place garlic cloves and bay leaves in the slow cooker around the chicken.
  • Cover slow cooker and cook the chicken on low for 9-10 hours OR high for 4-5 hours.
  • Once the chicken is done cooking, the meat should easily come off the bone and you can enjoy it immediately or store in fridge for up to 4 days.