Clacker Chicken

Clacker Chicken

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August 21, 2014

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yields: 4-6


1 whole chicken

1 whole lemon

Juice of another lemon

2 cloves of garlic

1/4 cup of honey

1/4 cup of soy sauce

Cornflour to thicken


1Make a cut in a lemon and stuff it with 1-2 cloves of garlic

2Place the lemon inside the chicken's 'clacker' ... that is it's cavity *wink*

3Combine the juice of a 2nd lemon with quarter cup each of honey and soy sauce.

4Pour over chicken and cook on low 6 hrs or until cooked through (varies between slow cookers)

5I keep spooning liquid over during cooking to achieve this rich color

6Thicken liquid with corn flour ( 1-2 tablespoons made into a paste and stirred into the slow cooker liquid) at the end for an amazing sauce.

Submitted by Paulene Christie


15 Reviews

Hi Narelle … I ordered mine on Ebay by searching ‘turkey sling’ or ‘silicone turkey sling’
Some kitchen shops and other online sellers would have them too 🙂


March 24, 2022

That looks very appetising. Where did you get sling from?
Thanks Narelle.

You could do that 🙂


December 3, 2020

Can you lay some baking paper on the bottom and up the sides to make removing the chicken easier or would that not work?

Jen McLennan

May 13, 2020

Did this last night and added a teaspoon of ginger and garlic to the sauce as well…. so tender and delicious.

I’d give that size and extra hour Kylie 🙂 Just test the meat in the centre of course to be sure before you decide it’s done x


May 9, 2020

Hi Paulene, just wondering if the cooking time would be the same for a 3kg chook? Thanks 🙂

Sounds good Linda! I love it with salad and wedges too 🙂


October 1, 2018

My favourite recipe for chicken.
I’m making it today , not sure what to serve it with! Any suggestions?
Was thinking Asian veggies!

Brooke G

July 18, 2018

The first time I slow cooked a chicken it was using this recipe, and the chicken was delicious! I had a smaller slow cooker at the time and couldn’t fit a spoon down the side to baste with the liquid, so used a 10ml syringe from the chemist and that worked haha. I have done this with veggies down the bottom but family found the flavour of said veggies a bit intense – probably personal taste on that one :).

Lee Spilstead

June 5, 2017

What more can I say, Clacker Chicken was delish, melted in your mouth and meet fell of the bone. Flavours were Yumm and is a definitely Favourite with my Family


November 23, 2016

Loved this! Thanks for this recipe Paulene. It’s a ‘must do again’… easy and delicious!

Debbie Shaw

June 11, 2016

Absolutely amazing recipe! Definitely be doing it again. The sauce was fantastic as well

Felicity Barnett

May 24, 2016

We have had many versions (minus ingredients due to allergies) of Clacker Chicken before but tonight we had the original recipe using a soy sauce replacement and it was fantastic. Definitely doing it more often now as it is so easy and delicious 🙂

Karen Stuckings

February 26, 2016

What can I say, colour and flavour amazing. I did baste several times during cooking as recommended and got the beautiful colour as pictured. Very easy recipe as well so a winner here

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