By marinating the bird, you allow a bit of tenderizing while infusing a delicious combination of flavors once cooked.
3 quarts of water
1 tab. salt
1 (3-4 lb.) whole chicken, halved
2 tab. margarine, softened
1 tab. lemon pepper
2 carrots, coarsely chopped
2 celery ribs, coarsely chopped
1 med. onion, coarsely chopped
1 lemon quartered
2 garlic cloves, halved
1 cup chicken broth
Combine water and salt in large bowl, add chicken. Cover and chill 8 hours.
Drain chicken. Spread softened margarine evenly over chicken skin. Sprinkle with lemon pepper and salt/pepper to taste.
Place chicken halves in slow cooker top with rest of ingredients. Pour broth over all. Set on HIGH 3 1/2 hours or until done.