FRAGRANT LEMON CHICKEN
1 apple - peeled, cored and quartered
1 stalk celery with leaves, chopped
1 (3 pound) whole chicken
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 cup hot water
1. Rub salt and pepper into the skin of the chicken and then place apple and celery inside the chicken. Place chicken in slow cooker. Sprinkle chopped onion, rosemary and lemon zest over chicken. Pour 1 cup hot water in the slow cooker.
2. Cover and cook on high for one hour. Switch to low and cook for six to eight hours, basting several times.
(We have substituted a pear for the apple and thyme for rosemary with great results!)