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Slow Cooker Herb Butter Chicken

This easy-to-make slow cooker recipe is packed with flavor. The chicken is stuffed and rubbed with a mixture of butter, herbs, and spices, then slow-cooked to perfection. The result is a tender and juicy meat that's bursting with flavor.

Tasty Team
90% would make again
Slow Cooker Herb Butter Chicken


for 5 servings

  • 1 ½ lb red potato (680 g), halved
  • 1 medium white onion, quartered
  • ½ cup butter (115 g), softened
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 ½ lb whole chicken (1.6 kg)
  • 1 lemon, wedge
  • 1 fresh thyme, sprig
  • 1 fresh rosemary, sprig
  • ¾ lb green beans (540 g), fresh

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 866
  • Fat 59g
  • Carbs 30g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Protein 49g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Slice the red potatoes in half.
  2. Lay the potatoes and half of the onion in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Cut onion in half and save for later.
  4. In a bowl, mix butter, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic until well-combined.
  5. Stuff the chicken with the other half of the onion and lemon wedge.
  6. Rub the herb butter mixture all over the outside of the chicken.
  7. Place the chicken on top of the potatoes and onions in the slow cooker and place a sprig of thyme and rosemary on top. Cover and cook for 4 hours on high.
  8. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place on a baking sheet. Remove the lemon and onion from inside the chicken.
  9. Add the green beans to the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until the skin is golden brown. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  10. Enjoy!
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Slow Cooker Herb Butter Chicken