Crock Pot Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe



Crock Pot Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe – Rubbed with lemon-pepper butter and a sweet honey sauce, this is the easiest, most delicious whole chicken prepared in the crock pot!

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 whole roast chicken

4 tablespoons butter , softened

1 to 2 teaspoons lemon pepper

1 whole lemon

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup lite orange juice

salt , to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Rinse chicken and dry thoroughly.
  3. Clean out the chicken cavity.
  4. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, carefully insert it underneath the skin, beginning at the neck. Slowly separate the skin from the meat without tearing through the skin. Set aside.
  5. In a small bowl, combine butter and lemon pepper; mash and mix with a fork until completely incorporated.
  6. Rub the prepared butter under the skin, around the entire bird, out to the thighs and legs, and on top of the skin. I find it easier to spoon a large chunk of the butter under the skin; then I use my fingers to spread it around by rubbing the chicken on top.
  7. Add chicken to the skillet and cook 8 minutes per side.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Pierce the lemon all over with a fork and place it inside the cleaned out cavity.
  10. Combine lemon juice, honey and orange juice in a small bowl; whisk well.
  11. Transfer chicken to the crock pot, pour the prepared honey sauce over it, and cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hours, or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
  12. Carefully remove the lemon from the cavity and squeeze the juice out all over the chicken.
  13. Serve.