Recipe type: Dinner
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 6 hours
Total time: 6 hours 20 mins
Crock Pot Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe – Rubbed with lemon-pepper butter and a sweet honey sauce, this is the easiest, most delicious whole chicken prepared in the crock pot!
2 tablespoons olive oil1 whole roast chicken4 tablespoons butter, softened1 to 2 teaspoons lemon pepper1 whole lemon2 tablespoons lemon juice½ cup honey½ cup lite orange juicesalt, to taste
Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.Rinse chicken and dry thoroughly.Clean out the chicken cavity.Using the handle of a wooden spoon, carefully insert it underneath the skin, beginning at the neck. Slowly separate the skin from the meat without tearing through the skin. Set aside.In a small bowl, combine butter and lemon pepper; mash and mix with a fork until completely incorporated.Rub the prepared butter under the skin, around the entire bird, out to the thighs and legs, and on top of the skin. I find it easier to spoon a large chunk of the butter under the skin; then I use my fingers to spread it around by rubbing the chicken on top.Add chicken to the skillet and cook 8 minutes per side.Remove from heat.Pierce the lemon all over with a fork and place it inside the cleaned out cavity.Combine lemon juice, honey and orange juice in a small bowl; whisk well.Transfer chicken to the crock pot, pour the prepared honey sauce over it, and cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hours, or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.Carefully remove the lemon from the cavity and squeeze the juice out all over the chicken.Serve.