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Slow Cooker Roast Chicken and Gravy by Michelle Tam https://nomnompaleo.com
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Slow Cooker Roast Chicken and Gravy

This is my fool-proof method for cooking a delicious whole roast chicken in a slow cooker. You'll make a wonderful Paleo gravy, too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, Crock pot, gluten-free, keto, low carb, paleo, Primal, slow cooker, Whole30
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 526kcal
Author: Michelle Tam


  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 onions chopped medium (or 2 cups of your favorite alliums)
  • 6 garlic cloves peeled and smashed
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste you can use up to a tablespoon to add more umami
  • Diamond Crystal Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup white wine replace with ¼ cup extra chicken stock if on Whole30
  • 1 4-pound organic chicken
  • 1 tablespoon Sunny Paris Seasoning or your favorite herb blend


  • Melt the ghee in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and gather your chopped veggies.
  • When the ghee is shimmering, add the onions, garlic, and the tomato paste. Sauté, stirring occasionally. The aromatics should be softened and lightly browned after 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle the vegetables with salt and pepper.
  • Then, deglaze the pan with the wine and/or chicken stock, and transfer everything to your slow cooker. Dry off the bird and season it well – inside and out – with salt, pepper, and your favorite salt-free poultry seasoning. (I like Sunny Paris seasoning from Penzeys Spices.)
  • Place the chicken breast side down in the slow cooker, put on the cover, and set it to cook on low for 4-6 hours. (Check a 4-pound bird at the 4 hour mark to see if it's done. Continue cooking if necessary.)
  • When the chicken’s finished cooking, take it out of the slow cooker and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • De-fat the braising sauce (if desired), check for seasoning, and blend it with an immersion blender to make a delicious gravy.
  • Serve the chicken and the gravy! 


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Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 36g | Fiber: 1g