Bacon and herb whole chicken

Bacon and herb whole chicken


October 4, 2014

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yields: 4-6


1 whole chicken

1 heaped tsp chopped garlic (add more or less to own tastes)

3 rashes of short cut bacon chopped with visible fat removed (raw)

20 grams butter cut in half

1 Tbsp thyme

1 tsp ground sage

ground pepper to taste

ground pink salt to taste


1Take chicken and push hand under skin of breast to separate from flesh but try not to rip skin.

2Rub garlic under the skin all over the breast.

3Push chopped bacon under the skin keeping it as even as possible. Place butter under skin, half on each side of breast.

4Mix thyme, sage, salt and pepper then rub over the skin.

5Place chicken into slow cooker along with enough water so it comes an inch up the side of the pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours depending on size of chicken and your slow cooker.

6You can also add any vegetables you wish, I added chat potatoes half way through cooking that I had pricked with a fork. If you want crispy skin, once cooked sprinkle a small amount of oil over chicken, I used peanut oil, and place in hot oven.

7The stock that is left in slow cooker can be drained and oil on top removed and used to make a gravy or frozen to use at a later time.

Submitted by Karen Stuckings


1 Review


January 9, 2018

This was absolutely wonderful! So easy and so much flavour! Have made a few times

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