1 apple–peeled, cored, & quartered
1 stalk celery with leaves, chopped
3 lb whole chicken
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 onion, chopped
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1 lemon, zested & juiced
1 cup hot water
1. Rub salt & pepper into the skin of the chicken. Place apple & celery inside the chicken. Place chicken in slow cooker. Sprinkle chopped onion, rosemary, and lemon juice and zest over chicken. Pour 1 cup hot water into the slow cooker.
2. Cover, and cook on high for 1 hour. Switch to Low, and cook for 6-8 hours, basting several times.