Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken

Contributor: Ellie O'Brien

Learn how to make the classic lemon chicken in the slow cooker. It’s never been easier or tastier!

  • Author: Ellie O'Brien
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano 
  • ¾ tsp. salt 
  • ½ tsp. pepper 
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil 
  • 1 cup low or no-sodium chicken stock 
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • Fresh parsley 


  1. Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together oregano, salt, and pepper. Rub mixture over the chicken. 
  3. Heat skillet to medium heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sear 2 chicken until brown – 2 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining olive oil and chicken. Add chicken to slow cooker. 
  4. Mix together chicken stock, lemon juice and garlic. Pour over chicken. 
  5. Cook on low for 3.5 hours. Baste chicken with juices and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes. Serve with an extra lemon wedge and fresh parsley.