5 Minute Slow Cooker Roast Chook & Vege

by | Jun 18, 2021 | Dinner, Healthy Comfort Food, Lunch, Recipes

Thursdays are a long day for me.  I simply need the support of my slow cooker on this day as there is absolutely no chance that I would be happy to be cooking when I got home.

This is the recipe I give to all of my time poor career professionals or working families.  I also hand it out 24/7 to clients who have chronic fatigue or exhaustion who simply don’t have the energy to be cutting up bits and pieces at the end of the day.

Welcome to the easiest and yummiest roast chicken recipe you will make.

Whilst I have my vegetables of choice in this recipe, I often just use what I have.  I always put some sweet potato in it and often use silver-beat, you can trial a range of vegetables for this meal like green beans.  I just make sure that I place the non-starchy vegetables under the chicken so that they don’t crisp up.

You can thank me later as depending on how many mouths you have to feed, leftovers can be taken for lunch the next day or we actually have leftovers for breakfast as I am a huge fan of having a quality protein for breakfast especially when you want great energy throughout the day.


  • 1 large organic chicken
  • 1 bunch silver beat roughly chopped
  • 2 red sweet potatoes roughly chopped
  • ½ stalk celery thinly sliced
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika powder
  • Olive oil spray


Place sweet potato, onion, celery, and rosemary on the bottom of your slow cooker, mixed

Place silver beat in slow cooker so it is covered under the chicken.  This way it stays moist and doesn’t crisp up

Place chicken on top

Spray top of chicken with olive oil spray

Now sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika over top of chicken

Cook for 8- 9 hours on low depending on size of chicken

The juice from the chicken is enough so you don’t need to add any water

Serve with extra greens such as steamed broccoli or simply have on its own.