Thanks to “Mama Z” for submitting her slow cooker chicken recipe! With her Greek family history influencing this recipe, I can’t wait to try it.
This is the easiest way to make slow roasted chicken. Turn the oven on to 400 degrees. Choose a baking pan that you also want to serve in. In the pan add olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. It doesn’t matter how much, you want to be sure you fill to cover the bottom of the pan and be able to roll the chicken in it. Some Greeks like lots of lemons, 5-6, I personally use bottled lemon juice and put in about 1/3 cup, but don’t bother measuring. Just pour in the lemon and olive oil. Roll the chicken around in the liquid and bake the chicken breast side down. This method will insure that the white meat will stay moist.
Put the chicken in the oven and turn the heat down to 250 degrees. Leave it for about 4 hours. I use a small chicken 4lbs, they cook faster. For a bigger chicken with a roasting popup you may need to leave it longer. For the last hour (if I am home) I may turn the chicken over so the breast browns a bit.
Now for the best part! Take the chicken out of the oven and put on the counter. Let it rest for 10-15 mins and then cut it up right in the pan and serve. There is so much natural juice that the chicken just falls off the bone.