Honey Dijon Crockpot Chicken

Ok so I normally roast my chickens in the oven but now I am thinking about all you workaholics like me who don’t have time during the week to roast a chicken, instead we shall make it taste better and leave it in a crockpot all day.  Enjoy

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Honey Dijon Crockpot Chicken
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Serves: 5
  • 1 whole chicken, mine was 3 pounds but whatever you can fit in your crock pot works
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 lemon, zested, halved, and juiced
  • 1/4 cup organic honey
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ½ white onion, quartered
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled
  1. Rinse your chicken under cold water and then pat dry with a paper towel. If you have a chicken that is roughly prepared, just remove the giblets, etc and then clean and pat dry.
  2. Season the outside and inside of your chicken generously with salt and pepper and then place the chicken in the crockpot. It does not matter how you place it in there but lets keep it simple, just like it would sit on a shelf is what it should look like in your crockpot.
  3. Chop up 2 sprigs of rosemary and depending on how you zested your lemon, chop that up too.
  4. Place the rosemary, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, and dijon mustard in a bowl and mix well. If your honey is thick you can microwave it for 15 seconds or so to soften it up and help it mix.
  5. Place your remaining sprig of rosemary, the quartered onions, the garlic, and the lemon halves inside the cavity of the chicken.
  6. Now using a brush, take your honey dijon mixture and brush all over the chicken and coat heavily, you should use all of i.t
  7. Now cook on low in the crockpot for 6 hours
  8. Serve with anything you like or just eat the whole chicken like I plan on doing.

** Be very careful when you are removing your chicken from the crockpot, it is gonna want to just fall apart from being so tender so carefully remove it if you are trying to plate it or serve it on another dish, if not let all the meat fall off the bones and enjoy**

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  1. so i am supposed to make dinner for my family this week on a budget and would love to do this recipe. would there be anything you would suggest from your library of recipes for sides?

  2. Hi, I’m planning on making this receipe this week but will want to put on before going to work in the morning but I will be at work for at least 8 hours, will it burn?

  3. This was the best chicken ever!! I have never used the crockpot to make a whole chicken before and I kept it simple – honey, salt, pepper and coconut oil – wholly wow! Thanks!! I will always make chicken this way!

  4. Quick Question…. What else would you use for sweetener if cannot use honey? Coconut oil or a fruit juice? Trying to make it Whole30.

    Semper Fi

  5. George,

    I’m really interesting in making this dish, except that I would prefer to use chicken pieces rather than a whole chicken. I’m new to using a slow cooker, so I’m wondering how using pieces rather than a whole bird will affect cooking times. Is there much of a difference?


  6. I made this tonight with chicken breasts and I omitted the lemon juice. (I’m allergic to citrus). I have to say that it was delicious and so easy to make with a newborn. Thanks, George!

  7. Semper Fi!!
    Made this for the wife and kids the other night. Came out awesome!! Thanks for running an excellent site.


  8. Looks delicious! I think I know what I’m going to be having for lunch at work this week…. I might swap out the lemon for a lime, though.

  9. Great chicken! Followed recipe exactly, except once the chicken was done, I scooped out the juices and put in pan with an arrowroot flour water mixture to make a delicious gravy for the chicken.

  10. For some of the crokpot chicken recipes, I've tried of George's, I've used chicken breasts because it's a preference for me. Turns out great every time!

  11. Awesome–I'm definitely going to try it this weekend.
    I've been paleo for 5 weeks now (I am gluten intolerant, so having been GF for so many years, paleo was a relatively easy transition for me and I feel even better now!).
    Your site has provided me with quite the recipe box! :) THANKS!

  12. Torrey of course I am going to say try it, half of the recipes I post are me just trying stuff, lol its the only way to learn. This should work fine :)

  13. I know people asked about using chicken breasts in other recipes in which you use a whole chicken, but do you think it would work here?
    It looks awesome (I love using rosemary), but I was just curious to get your thoughts before I try it with chicken breasts instead.
    Thanks much–love your site, dude!

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