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Slow-Roasted Lemon Dill Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours + standing

Makes

6 servings

The lemon and dill in this slow-cooked recipe give the chicken a bright, fresh taste. Pair the entree with a side of noodles or a mixed green salad. —Lori Lockrey, Pickering, Ontario
Slow-Roasted Lemon Dill Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 4 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 4 fresh dill sprigs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Place onions on bottom of a 6-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix butter and lemon zest.
  2. Tuck wings under chicken; tie drumsticks together. With fingers, carefully loosen skin from chicken breast; rub butter mixture under the skin. Secure skin to underside of breast with toothpicks. Place chicken over onions, breast side up. Add stock, parsley and dill.
  3. Drizzle lemon juice over chicken; sprinkle with seasonings. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours (a thermometer inserted in thigh should read at least 170°).
  4. Remove chicken from slow cooker; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked chicken: 429 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 149mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 44g protein.

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