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Slow Cooker Citrus Herb Chicken is a simple, delicious and fool-proof way to cook a whole chicken! Loaded full of fresh citrus and herbs, this chicken for sure doesn’t lack flavor! All you need are a few ingredients and a little bit of time. The perfect recipe for a flavorful, moist chicken!

How to Make a Slow Cooker Citrus Herb Chicken

Cooking a whole chicken can seem like a daunting tast, but utilizing your slow cooker is one of the best, fool-proof ways! Since the chicken is cooked low and slow over time, it turns out perfectly tender and flavorful. Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • Cut up your citrus and onion. Place the onions on the bottom of the slow cooker for the chicken to rest on.
  • Place the chicken in the slow cooker on top of the onions and arrange the citrus pieces all around followed by the fresh herbs and garlic.
  • Season the top of the chicken with seasoned salt, a couple tablespoons of butter and cover with the lid.
  • Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours depending on how much time you have! Either way, it will be delicious!

Tips for serving this Slow Cooker Citrus Herb Chicken:

Chicken itself is such a versatile ingredient, and this dish is no different! Here are some ways that you can serve this chicken:

  • Whole as a statement dish – gently put it on a platter with more fresh herbs and citrus arranged all around it for an extra touch!
  • Carved – slice it up and serve. I recommend making an au jus from the drippings leftover in the slow cooker from the chicken to serve alongside the sliced chicken.
  • Shredded – put a spin on your taco night! Some fun topping ideas would be a mango salsa, crumbled feta, goat or cojita cheese and avocado!

With Easter right around the corner, I think this Slow Cooker Citrus Herb Chicken would be a great main course! Since we are gathering in smaller crowds these days, you will most likely only need one chicken. But, we have served these for Easter before and made a couple to feed a crowd and it worked perfect! Looking for a side dish to serve along side this chicken? Check out all my side dishes here! 


Whether you’re serving this Slow Cooker Citrus Herb Chicken for a special occassion or just to get dinner on the table, you won’t be disappointed! Loaded full of fresh, vibrant flavors, this chicken is bound to be a family favorite. 


Slow Cooker Citrus Herb Chicken

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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


Slow Cooker Citrus Herb Chicken is a simple, delicious and fool-proof way to cook a whole chicken! Loaded full of fresh citrus and herbs, this chicken for sure doesn’t lack flavor! All you need are a few ingredients and a little bit of time. The perfect recipe for a flavorful, moist chicken!



  • (1) 4 to 5 pound whole chicken, giblets removed
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 10 sprigs (a small bundle) of fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Layer the onion in the bottom of your slow cooker. Place the chicken on top of the onion and arrange the lemon slices, orange slices, rosemary, thyme and garlic around the chicken.
  2. Evenly sprinkle the top of the chicken with the seasoned salt. Place the 2 tablespoon slices of butter on top of the chicken. Cover with the lid.
  3. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 6-8 hours depending on the amount of time that you have. Enjoy!


  • This chicken can be served so many different ways! Serve it whole as a statement piece, sliced or carved, or shredded!
  • If serving whole on a platter, you can arrange additional slices of citrus and fresh herbs around it to make it extra fancy!
  • An au jus can easily be made from the drippings in the bottom of the slow cooker to serve alongside the chicken! Strain the drippings and simmer on the stove top in a sauce pan for a little bit to allow it to reduce slightly.

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