Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 5+ hrs

Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Chicken

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"A whole chicken is seasoned with lemon pepper, garlic, and thyme, then slow-cooked to perfection."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 hrs
  • READY IN

    5 hrs 15 mins

Directions

  1. Rinse chicken, pat dry with paper towels, and use your fingers to loosen the skin over the breast and thighs.
  2. Stir butter and lemon pepper in a small bowl and insert seasoned butter beneath the loosened skin using a teaspoon. Push butter from spoon using the skin. Place lemon slice and garlic cloves into the chicken cavity.
  3. Place chicken into a slow cooker. Rub skin with olive oil and sprinkle seasoned salt, thyme, and cracked black pepper over the bird.
  4. Cook on High for 3 hours; reduce heat to Low and cook until chicken is very tender and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh, not touching bone, reads at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), 2 to 3 more hours. If desired, cook bird on Low setting 6 to 8 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 17, 2013

This was excellent. The chicken turned out tender and moist. The lemon pepper flavor was lacking (compared to the lemon pepper chicken I get at my local grocery store) but who knows what kind of fake chemicals they are using, so I prefer to make my own. I put bell peppers, onion, peppers and carrots in the cooker underneath the chicken to make a complete meal.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 28, 2013

This chicken was very moist, but it lacked flavor.

 
Jan 14, 2013

This was the most amazing chicken I have ever made...I did change a few ing. I substituted basil for the thyme and a half an orange for the lemon and it was out of this world!!!

 
Jan 10, 2013

... this was crazy delicious!!

 
Feb 23, 2013

I doubled the lemon pepper for stronger flavour, added 1/2 cup water and used boneless skinless chicken breasts. Served with rice and asparagus. The family loved it. Simple and delicious.

 
Jun 23, 2013

This is a good start to something delicious. Use a good half of large lemon, sprig of fresh rosemary and a sprig of fresh sage along with other ingredients. I brown my chicken first before putting into crock pot. Looks much more tempting and gives more flavor!

 
Jun 23, 2013

I have made this in a slow cooker so many times. Try adding rosemary with the lemon slices and salt and pepper and a little garlic. Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!I never add any liquid to my chicken and it comes out so moist every time. Good recipe. Everyone I have told to fix it this way was never disappointed.

 
Feb 08, 2013

This was FABULOUS!!!!! I used a lot of extra lemon pepper because we like it. I would recommend this to anyone. EASY and delicious!!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 526 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 152 mg
  • 51%
  • Fat
  • 39.7 g
  • 61%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 38.6 g
  • 77%
  • Sodium
  • 773 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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