Slow Roasted Lemongrass Chicken

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 large whole chicken giblets removed
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth or use homemade
  • 2 large stalks lemongrass minced, tender inner white bulbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  • Place the chicken in a large crock cooker.
  • In a small bowl, combine first 5 ingredients (garlic through chili powder).
  • Using your fingertips, carefully loosen the skin of the chicken then insert ghee mixture and spread along the surface of the chicken (under the skin).
  • In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients (broth through maple syrup); pour mixture over the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or until chicken is extremely tender and falling off the bone.
  • Allow chicken to cool then remove meat from the bones and serve


SERVING SUGGESTION : Steamed green beans and Faux - Tay - Toes (steam cauliflower till tender; drain; mash with ghee, salt and pepper to taste till you get a mashed potatoes texture).
NUTRITION: 5 32 Calories; 36g Fat (61.4% calories from fat); 37g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 194mg Cholesterol; 181mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 5 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 4 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
Keyword crock cooker, low carb, slow cooker
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