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.

slow cooked chicken recipe

: Serves 4 (1 serving = 4 ounces)


  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1 pound 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

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 197 cal
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Sodium 57 mg
Carbohydrates 1 g
Protein 26 g
Phosphorus 251 mg
Potassium 412 mg
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
Calcium 20 mg


  1. Combine oregano and ground black pepper in a small bowl. Rub mixture on the chicken.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Cover, set slow cooker on high for 2½ hours or low for 5 hours.
  5. 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.