I've seen a number of recipes for this, but always thought it would be too soggy, but it really worked and was delicious. Traditionally we would have a roast chicken on a Sunday, with all the trimmings, but last night we had it with a Caesar Salad and was perfect in the heat.
Would do it this way again for a traditional roast, as it would leave the oven free to roast lots of different vegetables.
1 free range chicken - size to suit
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dry thyme
Salt and pepper
Brush chicken with olive oil
Combine the rest of the ingredients and sprinkle over chicken
Put the chicken in the slowcooker and turn to auto - this starts the slowcooking on high then reduces to low, I let it cook for around 7 hours - was perfect!
I also took the juices, of which there was a lot, and made it into a gravy, and have frozen it for use another time - these Pour and Store freezer bags designed for liquids are just genius!