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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!

Crock Pot Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe

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!
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Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Calories 330 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 whole roast chicken
  • 4 tablespoons butter , softened
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup lite orange juice
  • salt , to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Rinse chicken and dry thoroughly.
  3. Clean out the chicken cavity.
  4. 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.
  5. In a small bowl, combine butter and lemon pepper; mash and mix with a fork until completely incorporated.
  6. 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.
  7. Add chicken to the skillet and cook 8 minutes per side.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Pierce the lemon all over with a fork and place it inside the cleaned out cavity.
  10. Combine lemon juice, honey and orange juice in a small bowl; whisk well.
  11. 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.
  12. Carefully remove the lemon from the cavity and squeeze the juice out all over the chicken.
  13. Serve.

Recipe Notes

FYI: Servings are based on chicken without skin.
1 whole chicken is, on average, about 1200 calories
1 whole chicken with skin removed is, on average, about 750 calories.

WW Points with Skin:
Drumstick = 2 points
Wing = 3 points
Thigh = 4 points
4-oz breast = 5 points

 

INSTANT POT WHOLE CHICKEN

  • To pressure cook a whole chicken, add trivet to the Instant Pot and place chicken on top; set to High Pressure for 25 minutes.
  • Allow for natural pressure release and then check to ensure chicken is fully cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5.8g29%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 100.5mg4%
Carbohydrates 27.5g9%
Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugar 24.9g28%
Protein 29.3g59%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.