Great slow cooker recipe to make when you want to spend a couple of hours doing yard work, take a break, and then spend another couple of hours doing something else. Takes 4 hours in the slow cooker, but there is prep beforehand and an addition after 2 hours.....so not something you can do while you are away from home.
Place carrots or celery in a single layer in a 5-quart slow cooker.
Remove the skin from the chicken and trim fat. Stir together the rosemary, paprika, 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper. Rub the mixture over the chicken.
Saute garlic in 3 taglespoons hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon; reserve the oil in the skillet. Cook half the chicken in the reserved oil in skillet 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Transfer to the slow cooker, reserving the drippings in the skillet. Repeat with remaining chicken.
Add the broth and garlic to the reserved drippings in the skillet and cook 1 minute,, stirring to loosen particles from the bottom of the skillet; pour over the chicken in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.
Toss the potatoes with 1 teaspoon oil and the remaining 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper; add to the slow cooker. Cover and cook 2 more hours.
Transfer chicken and potatoes to a serving platter, and pour the juices from the slow cooker through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl. Skim the fat from the juices. Serve immediately with chicken and potatoes.