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This lemon basil chicken can be made in your slow cooker or Instant Pot. Using a simple, homemade & healthy sauce, this lemony chicken recipe is easy and healthy. 

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Lemon-Basil Chicken (Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole30)


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

  • 2 lbs chicken
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 tsp oil (for IP)

Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth (1/2 cup for pressure cooker)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

Instructions

Slow Cooker

  1. Add chicken to the slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients. Pour sauce on top of chicken. Top with lemon slices.
  3. Cook HIGH 2-3, LOW 4-6.
  4. Top with fresh basil before serving.

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.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients. Be sure to use 1/2 cup of the broth. Pour sauce on top of the chicken.
  3. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook 12 minutes.
  4. Natural release 5 minutes then quick release remaining pressure.
  5. Top with fresh basil before serving.