Not Roast Chicken (+ Ahh-mazing Gravy)


April 14, 2015

Not Roast Chicken (+ Ahh-mazing Gravy) 5 0 5 2
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 10 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 4 +


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


1Core out the top of tomato and fill with thyme and garlic.


3Place chicken breast down on a board and place tomato right up inside chicken.


5Wedge tomato in place with onion half.


7Place chicken breast down directly into your cooker insert.


9Sprinkle with cracked pepper.


11Replace lid and cook on AUTO 6 hours.


13Alternatively 2 hours HIGH 4 hours LOW


15*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.

Submitted by Simon Christie


4 Reviews



July 17, 2017

Dried thyme or fresh thyme for the tomato?

Jodie Leemhuis

July 12, 2017

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 🙂

Felicity Barnett

February 11, 2017

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 💜

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