Slow-Cooked Lemon Chicken

Slow-Cooked Lemon Chicken

Light and lemony, this slow-cooker chicken recipe requires little prep and minimal ingredients to make moist, tender chicken breasts. A perfect slow-cooker meal anytime, it’s especially nice for spring and summer.


  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 450 g chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • ¼ cup chicken broth, low sodium
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped


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Combine oregano and ground black pepper in a small bowl. Rub mixture on the chicken.
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Melt the butter in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Brown the chicken in the melted butter and then transfer the chicken to the slow cooker.
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Place chicken broth, water, lemon juice and garlic in the skillet. Bring it to a boil so it loosens the browned bits from the skillet. Pour over the chicken.
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Cover, set slow cooker on high for 2½ hours or low for 5 hours.
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Add basil and baste chicken. Cover, cook on high for an additional 15–30 minutes or until chicken is tender.
Contributed by
Leslie J, Chicago, Illinois.

Nutrition Per Serving


197 cal

Total Fat

9 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Trans Fat

0 g


99 mg


57 mg


1 g


26 g


251 mg


412 mg

Dietary Fiber

0.3 g


20 mg

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