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Crockpot Lemon Chicken

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This Crockpot Lemon Chicken is so easy and perfect for a busy weeknight. This 4 ingredient, quick slow cooker chicken dinner is amazingly flavorful and sure to be your new favorite meal. Serve with vegetables and ready to serve rice for a fast healthy dinner!

lemon chicken on a bed of rice in a white bowl with a fork

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Serve this crockpot lemon chicken with roasted green beans or sauteed asparagus with marble cupcakes for dessert.

Pinterest is my new favorite thing (you could follow me & see all my pretty pins). It’s pretty amazing & a big time suck at the same time.

I was browsing through Pinterest yesterday and found an easy lemon chicken recipe that I decided to put my spin on.

lemon chicken on a bed of rice with slow cooker & lemons in background

Recipes really don’t get much easier than this crockpot lemon chicken, and it was really good.

INGREDIENTS

  • Chicken – Boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
  • “Cream Of” Soup – I use cream of onion or cream of celery…or cream of chicken. Homemade cream of chicken soup is very easy to make and no additives!
  • Lemon Pepper Seasoning – I put lemon pepper on nearly everything.
  • Lemon Juice – The juice of half a lemon.

I served my chicken over Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Ready Rice – a first for me, I’m usually opposed to any type of “instant” food, but I was pleasantly surprised.

overhead shot of chicken on wild rice in a white bowl

TOOLS FOUND ON AMAZON TO HELP YOU MAKE THIS DISH:

  • My slow cooker of choice – of course you’ll need a slow cooker! If you’re in the market for a new one, I highly recommend this Hamilton Beach Set It & Forget It model. The ability to set the cook time before I leave for work then have it switch over to warm is awesome.
  • My favorite measuring spoons – I love that they’re magnetic so they’re not loose rolling around the drawer.
  • My favorite mixing bowls – My grandma got me these as a wedding shower gift and I love them. The grippy bottoms make mixing easier.

lemon chicken on wild rice with slow cooker & lemons in background

CAN YOU PUT FROZEN CHICKEN IN THE CROCKPOT

The safest, best answer to that question is no, you shouldn’t put frozen chicken in the crockpot.

Because of the amount of time it takes a slow cooker to get meat up to a safe temperature (it’s a slow cooker, after all), bacteria could contaminate the chicken. Meat should already be thawed when you place it in the crock pot.

Ideally, you’d thaw the chicken in the fridge the night before.

That said, I have used frozen chicken in a pinch and lived to tell the tale, but now that I know better, I don’t.

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lemon chicken on wild rice with lemons & slow cooker in background

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Crockpot Lemon Chicken

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
This Crockpot Lemon Chicken is so easy and perfect for a busy weeknight. This 4 ingredient, slow chicken dinner is amazingly flavorful and sure to be your new favorite meal. Serve with vegetables and ready to serve rice for a fast healthy dinner!
4.76 from 93 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 132 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts butterflied
  • 10.5 ounce cream of chicken soup (or cream of onion or celery)
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • juice half of lemon

Instructions
 

  • Place your chicken into the slow cooker and turn to high.
  • Pour the soup into a medium sized bowl and add the lemon pepper and lemon juice. Add half a soup can of water to the mix. Stir it up.
  • Pour the mixture over the chicken in the crock pot.
  • Let cook for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low.

Notes

Serve over rice or with potatoes or your favorite vegetables.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 17gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 445mgPotassium: 305mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg

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Originally published October 5, 2011

Crock Pot Lemon Chicken is so easy and perfect for a busy weeknight. This 4 ingredient, quick chicken dinner is amazingly flavorful and sure to be your new favorite meal.

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  1. Courtney says

    Is it possible to make this in an Instant Pot?

    • Melissa Williams says

      I’m sure it is, but I haven’t tried. I’d make the sauce, pour it over the thawed chicken and cook for 8-10 minutes, then quick release.

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