Not Roast Chicken (+ Ahh-mazing Gravy)

Submitted by Simon Christie

Not Roast Chicken (+ Ahh-mazing Gravy)

5 from 2 votes
Serving: 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes


  • 1.5 kg whole chicken
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 red onion skin removed
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • Optional gravy:
  • 1 cup cooking juices
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1/2 cup liquid chicken stock
  • Dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup cream


  • Core out the top of tomato and fill with thyme and garlic.
  • Place chicken breast down on a board and place tomato right up inside chicken.
  • Wedge tomato in place with onion half.
  • Place chicken breast down directly into your cooker insert.
  • Sprinkle with cracked pepper.
  • Replace lid and cook on AUTO 6 hours.
  • Alternatively 2 hours HIGH 4 hours LOW
  • *Optional* - to make an AMAZING gravy with the juices combine 1 cup of liquid from the slow cooker (taken at the end of cooking time) with 1 tbsp plain flour whisked into 1/2 cup liquid chicken stock, a sprinkle of dried thyme and 1/4 cup of cream and simmer on stove top until reduced to a nice gravy consistency.

5 thoughts on “Not Roast Chicken (+ Ahh-mazing Gravy)”

  1. I had a tomato and onion that needed using so I did a quick search of the website and found this Not Roast Chicken (+ Ahh-mazing Gravy).

    I made a slight change to the gravy, 30mins before serving I transferred the chicken to a warm (about 100°c) oven after removing the onion and tomato from the chicken.
    Then I broke the onion and tomato up in the juices that were in the slow cooker bowl, whisked in 1/4 cup of lactose free cream combined with 2 tblspns of cornflour.
    I switched the sc to high for 30mins with the lid slightly ajar.

    Tasted as ahh-mazing as it sounds and so quick and easy, thanks Simon ?

  2. Jodie Leemhuis

    Absolutely beautiful way to slow cook a whole roast chicken and the gravy is truly Ahh-mazing!! Will be using this recipe regularly after the entire family gave this roast a 10 out of 10. I used two small (1.5kg) chickens and had leftovers for everyones lunches the following day. Thanks for the recipe Simon, we love it 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Lovely easy chicken dinner. Followed the recipe as written but made the gravy in the crockpot with cream and cornflour as suggested by Felicity Barnett.

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