This is the simplest dish ever. It almost shouldn't be listed as a recipe. It was so delicious, though, that it didn't seem right to keep such a dish to myself, so here it is. This is perfect for any season, really, but I love to save it for the summertime when the oven and I take a break from each other *sniff*. If you'd like to make it GAPS-legal, use your favorite squash instead of potatoes. This is the incredible five minute meal. That's all it takes to assemble, then you let it slow cook for about 7 hours. It fills the home with a fragrance that puts those chemically air fresheners to shame. This is all it takes:
Slow Cooker Herbed Lemon Chicken
1 pastured chicken
2 organic lemons, halved (be sure they're organic as the peel will be in contact with the bird.
about 4 red or Yukon gold potatoes, quartered
Your favorite seasoning (Trader Joe's Everyday Seasoning worked wonderfully)
4-6 cloves garlic, seeded & halved
- Wash chicken. Stuff chicken with lemons, slightly squeezing them in the cavity to release the juice.
- Place chicken in the crock pot and surround it with potatoes (or squash). Brush chicken with olive oil & drizzle just a little bit over potatoes.
- Sprinkle seasoning over chicken and potatoes. Don't be afraid to use a lot. Sprinkle garlic halves around chicken.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours if your crock pot tends to be on the hotter side of things (like mine), or 8-10 if it's, well, slow like a slow cooker should be.