I’m Back – Whole Chicken & Vegetables in Slow Cooker

by Destini on August 13, 2012

WHOOHOO I am back! Not 100% healthy yet, but I don’t feel like death anymore.  Big giant positive! This past Saturday I celebrated my 29th Birthday. It was fantastic! I am surrounded by some amazing people and can’t get over how fortunate I am!<3 <3 <3

Love my friends!

Now onto the yummys! This is now a Sunday staple in my home. I spruce it up differently or just have it the way it is below. It is sooooo delicious and so simple that I feel like I win each time. My Sunday’s can be quite crazy, and honestly this has made them relaxing the way they should be. Every Saturday we go to our local farmers market and pick up some free range whole chickens and this dish is a perfect use for them 🙂


  • 2-3lb Whole Chicken
  • 1lb of baby potatoes
  • 2 large carrots chopped into 2 inch pieces or 1/2lb of baby carrots
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped into 2inch pieces
  • 2t of dried thyme
  • 1t sea salt
  • 1t ground black pepper
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 6-8 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/2c low sodium chicken broth

Directions: Wash whole chicken with water, remove bag if inside the chicken, in a small bowl mix all the dried spice and rub all over chicken, take all the sprigs of thyme but three and place inside the chicken, place chicken into preheated slow cooker on high, add all the veggies and garlic, pour chicken broth on top and place the remaining sprigs of thyme on top. Cover and leave on high for 4 – 4 1/2 hours.

It just fall’s off the bone

One pot meals are my favorite

I take the juice left over and make some amazing gravy with it. The juice is all seasoned from the spices 🙂

Lot’s of things going on with the blog lately, fun exciting new announcements coming real soon. Time to go catch up on Big Brother and relax. Still recovering from being sick 🙁

Question: What was the best birthday you have ever had? What do you have planned for your 30th? Or if you are already over 30, what did you do? Any big plans? We are doing Vegas baby!

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Lindsey August 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm

My 9th birthday – my parents rented a hot tub for my party! It was awesome…until it snowed. haha
30th?! I have not thought about it yet! But I want to take Chad to Montreal for his 30th to see Formula one this spring.


Destini August 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Look at you! My husband would love me to take him to Montreal for F1. I looked at the prices this year, the tickets weren’t expensive. But the hotel is RIDICULOUS. 2 Star hotels for $250 a night! So we decided to go to the states. But I know he will bring it up again! hehehe


Courtney Jones August 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm

My 30th was back in June and I had a great time celebrating with friends and family. A few of my friends are turning 30 this fall, so I think we are all headed to Vegas in November. Cannot wait! 🙂


Destini August 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Yes you did!! I know Vegas is the “thing” to do, but I can’t find a better time to then 30 to go enjoy it hehehe


Raylene August 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I turn 30 in January and since both of us are in school, I’ll probably be going to class and/or studying for my birthday. My bf’s birthday is 3 days before mine, so we usually go for supper and a movie or something the weekend before or after and celebrate. Never anything big planned, but it’s still super special. 🙂


Destini August 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm

To be honest, those are always the best birthdays! Sounds great 🙂


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