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{VIDEO} Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Lemon Chicken (Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole30)

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


  • 23 pounds chicken (see blog post)
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon oil (for pressure cooker)


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (approximately 4 medium or 3 large lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons water (add an additional 2 tbsp water for pressure cooker)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (or 1 teaspoon salt & 1 minced garlic clove)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil


Slow Cooker

  1. Add chicken to the slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients. Pour sauce over chicken. Top chicken with lemon slices.
  3. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or  LOW 4-6.

Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

  1. Set Instant Pot to the high saute setting. Once hot, add oil and chicken and brown chicken, skin-side down approx 3-5 minutes. Remove chicken & turn off the heat. If you’re using skinless chicken, skip this step.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients. Add the sauce to the pressure cooker & deglaze the bottom by of the pressure cooker by scraping all the bits off off with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add chicken. Top with lemon slices.
  4. Close lid and seal vent. Select high pressure for 12 minutes. Quick release pressure when done.