Slow Cooker Chicken in Milk

barbara lentz


This chicken is infused with so much flavor. It is so juicy it falls off the bones. The meat just glistens. Serve the sauce with the chicken. I also like to not reduce the sauce and add cooked noodles with the chicken for an amazing chicken and noodles.


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10 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1
    whole chicken
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    hard or regular apple cider
  • 2
    lemons zest the skin then slice into rounds
  • 15 clove
    garlic whole
  • 1 bunch
    each fresh thyme, rosemary and sage
  • 1
    cinnamon stick
  • 2 1/2 c
    whole milk

How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken in Milk


  1. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Mix the salt and pepper together and rub over the chicken. Place olive oil in a dutch oven that will fit the chicken. Sear the chicken on all side until golden brown. Remove chicken to a slow cooker
  2. Pour out the oil and then place back over heat and add the apple cider. Scrap up the bits from the bottom of pan. Pour over the chicken in slow cooker. Add the lemon zest and slices, garlic, sage, thyme, and rosemary.
  3. Pour the milk over all and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and let rest. Meat will be falling off the bones,
  4. Strain the juices through a fine mesh strainer and discard. Place the sauce in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce until about half. Serve with the chicken

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About Slow Cooker Chicken in Milk

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: English

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