This lemon chicken slow cooker recipe looks simple because it is! Light and citrus, this recipe is low-carb, paleo, and whole30.
So easy! I have made this several times now and what I really love about this recipe is that it’s so freaking simple. Really this recipe is all about the sauce. You can use water or broth. I’ve honestly used both and I like it both ways. Broth obviously adds a bit more flavor
When it comes to the chicken, use your favorite cut. Heck, you can use a whole chicken. I always prefer to use dark meat but you can use white meat too. If you do, lower the cook time by an hour or so otherwise the meat will probably dry out.
This recipe is also low calorie. Make this more of a complete meal by adding a starch or vegetables to this, depending on the diet you follow. For example you can add 1 pound of chopped potatoes or sweet potatoes for whole30/paleo. Or add some veggies like green beans for low-carb.Print
- 2 lbs chicken (legs, thigs or combo suggested)
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup water or low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp garlic salt or 1/2 tsp salt & 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Add chicken to the slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients.
- Pour sauce over chicken & top with lemon slices.
- Cook high 2-3, low 4-6.
I served my chicken over a bed of zoodles this time. Other low-carb options are over mashed or riced cauliflower.
I hardly ever do this (too lazy) but if you want your chicken to have crisp skin, remove it from the slow cooker and broil it until crisp. This should only take 5-10 minutes.