Slow Cooker Orange Rosemary Chicken Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 500 MINUTES

5 ratings


  • 1 (3-4 lb) roasting chicken
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 4 plus 3 slices oranges, divided, quartered, zested
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped, plus 2 sprigs for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 head garlic


In the bottom of slow cooker, add chicken broth, 4 orange quarters and onion. In a small mixing bowl, stir together butter, orange zest, chopped rosemary, salt, pepper and marmalade.


Pat chicken dry and liberally salt and pepper the cavity. Place remaining orange quarters, rosemary sprigs, and garlic inside the cavity. Using your fingers, loosen the skin from the meat. Place half of butter mixture underneath the skin. Rub remaining butter on the outside of the chicken. Place chicken on top of orange quarters and lay three orange slices on top of the bird. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, or until juices run clear.

Slow Cooker Orange Rosemary Chicken


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5 Reviews

Catherine 5/16/2015
i would rate it

i would rate it a ten love her recipe?

Mary 3/21/2015
Recipes does sou

Recipes does sound very good. But since a person has to watch they eat now because of diet. Why don't you put at the bottom of the ingredients how much is the sodium and etc?

Carla 2/28/2015
Plam to make thi

Plam to make this tomorrow! Yum!

Linda 10/7/2014
Oh my goodness!

Oh my goodness! We love orange chicken and what an easy way to prepare. Put it in the pot and go about your day. Love it! I am so happy for you Paula and proud for your family. I have all your cook books. Love you lots.

Linda Shepherd
Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Mary 10/4/2014
It sounds so goo

It sounds so good, and so easy,I am going to make it real soon. <3 Love You Paula Deen, So glad you have a network of your own. Mary

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