3.5 lb whole chicken
1 large onion, chopped
4 carrots, chopped
5-10 cloves garlic, peeled
1 lemon (organic – no pesticides in this!)
1TB poultry seasoning (I like Penzey’s – right now, get 2-day shipping for the same price as regular, enter code WINTER at checkout and get a free 4-spice gift box)
Wash chicken inside and out and dry with paper towels. Mix spices in small bowl, adjusting ratios to suit your taste.
Spread onion and carrot mixture across bottom of crock pot. Layer garlic cloves on top.
Cut butter into small cubes and push between chicken breast meat and skin. Shove halved lemon into chicken’s cavity. Rub spice mixture over entire bird. Plop chicken on top of vegetables, breast side down, in crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
No liquid needed – the chicken will be juicy. (You can make an herb butter by mashing together fresh thyme and parsley with your butter, but there’s no need.)