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Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Chicken and Artichokes (Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 2 lbs chicken cut of your choice
  • 15 ounces artichokes
  • 1 medium-size onion, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 tbsp oil (for pressure cooker)


  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 /4 cup for slow cooker, 1/2 cup for electric pressure cooker low-sodium chicken broth
  •  2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp za’atar (optional)


Slow Cooker

  1. Add the sliced onion to the bottom of the slow cooker. Add the chicken on top.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the sauce ingredients. Pour sauce in to the slow cooker, wetting all the ingredients. Top with lemon slices.
  3. Cook HIGH 3-4 or LOW 6-8.
  4. Add artichokes. Cook an additional 30 minutes.

Instant Pot

  1. Turn the Instant Pot to saute. Once hot, add the oil and chicken and sear, few minutes on each side until browned. Remove chicken from the pressure cooker.
  2. Add onions (and more oil if needed) and cook 3-5 minutes until soft. Add garlic and cook an additional minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients. Pour the sauce into the pressure cooker and deglaze the bottom by scraping all the bits off with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add chicken back into the Instant Pot. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook 10 minutes. Quick release pressure.
  5. Add artichokes. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook 3 minutes. Quick release pressure.