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Garlic and Dijon Slow Cooker Chicken

Tender garlic and dijon slow cooked chicken, finished off under the broiler to create the perfect crisp skin.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 4.5 lb whole chicken
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 5 carrots
  • 1 lemon
  • 5 garlic cloves divided
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  • Create a bed of carrots and celery stalks in the bottom of the slow cooker bowl.
  • Prepare chicken: remove neck and giblets, discard. Rinse inside and out well, pat dry. Sprinkle inside with salt and pepper. Add a quartered lemon, onion and 3 smashed cloves of garlic. Tie legs together with kitchen twine. Place chicken on a bed of carrots and lettuce.
  • In a small bowl, mix together softened butter, Dijon mustard, 2 cloves garlic minced, salt and pepper. Cover the outside of the chicken and under skin with the Dijon paste. Place chicken in slow cooker, cover and cook on high for 4 hours.
  • Carefully transfer to a broiler safe pan. Broil for 5-8 minutes or until sufficiently browned, but not burnt. Check temperature of breast meat to ensure it reaches at least 165°F. If needed, cover chicken with foil, reduce oven temperature to 350*F and continue cooking until internal temperature rises.
  • Allow chicken to rest for 5-10 minutes before carving. Enjoy immediately or store in a covered container, chilled for up to several days.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel