Creamy Lemon Chicken

Slow Cooker Creamy Lemon Chicken

This slow cooker creamy lemon chicken recipe uses chicken breast meat but it would be completely amazing and delicious with chicken thighs. The reason I avoided chicken thighs in this dish was I didn’t want all the extra fat to render because the sauce would’ve been too greasy.

Prepare to embark on a culinary journey filled with vibrant flavors and irresistible aromas as we dive into the world of Slow Cooker Creamy Lemon Chicken. This recipe is a testament to the power of the slow cooker, allowing you to create a tender, succulent chicken dish that is infused with the bright and refreshing essence of lemon.

Picture this: tender chicken breasts or thighs, bathed in a luscious, velvety cream sauce, harmoniously balanced with the tangy zest of fresh lemons. As the slow cooker works its magic, the chicken becomes incredibly moist and tender, absorbing all the delightful flavors that will burst in your mouth with each delectable bite.

The beauty of this recipe lies not only in its incredible taste but also in its simplicity and convenience. The slow cooker does most of the work for you, making it perfect for busy individuals or those seeking a fuss-free cooking experience. With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of preparation, you can create a restaurant-quality dish in the comfort of your own kitchen.

The slow cooking process allows the chicken to slowly cook and develop intense flavors while maintaining its tenderness. As it simmers away in the creamy lemon sauce, the chicken absorbs the bright citrus notes, creating a harmonious balance between richness and tanginess.

What makes this Slow Cooker Creamy Lemon Chicken recipe even more versatile is its ability to be served in a variety of ways. The succulent chicken and velvety sauce pair wonderfully with pasta, rice, or roasted vegetables, allowing you to customize your meal to suit your preferences and dietary needs.

Not only is this recipe incredibly delicious, but it also offers a burst of freshness and brightness that will awaken your taste buds. The combination of creamy textures, tangy lemon, and perfectly cooked chicken creates a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving for more.

So, whether you’re hosting a dinner party, preparing a comforting family meal, or simply seeking a satisfying and flavorful dish, the Slow Cooker Creamy Lemon Chicken recipe is a must-try. Embrace the simplicity and convenience of the slow cooker and let it transform humble ingredients into a culinary masterpiece that will impress your loved ones and elevate your dining experience.

Get ready to savor the tender, succulent chicken enveloped in a creamy lemon sauce that bursts with flavor in every mouthwatering bite. Let the slow cooker do the work as you indulge in this sensational dish that will surely become a beloved favorite in your recipe repertoire.


  • 5 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 lemons juiced and zested
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chicken base optional, but delicious!PLEASE! GO TO NEXT PAGE FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS!


1 ) In a large cast iron skillet add 1 tablespoon of butter to melt on medium high heat.
Add the kosher salt, black pepper and Italian seasoning to the chicken and add it to the pan, and cook on each side for 4-6 minutes.

2 ) Add the chicken to your slow cooker.

3 ) Cover with lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic and the rest of the butter in pieces (I added the lemons in the before picture just for reference. Don’t cook the lemons in the slow cooker).

4 ) Cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours.

5 ) In a large measuring cup add the half and half, cornstarch and chicken base and whisk well.

6 ) Add the liquid, mix, and cook an additional hour on high.

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.



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