Slow Cooker Lemon and Thyme Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Slow Cooker Lemon and Thyme Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 6+ hrs

Slow Cooker Lemon and Thyme Chicken

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"I couldn't find a slow cooker recipe for chicken that was quite right at the time, so I made one up, and it has been a hit! Browning the chicken first avoids the strange pale chicken common to slow cooked chickens."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then fry in the hot oil until browned on all sides.
  2. Meanwhile, chop one of the lemons into chunks and place into a slow cooker along with the onion, thyme, white wine and garlic. Cut the remaining lemon into quarters and stuff into the cavity of the chicken. Place the chicken into the slow cooker breast side down on top of the onion and lemon mixture. Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours, or for 3 hours on High. Chicken is done when the legs move easily in their sockets and the internal temperature of the breast has reached 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 6 hrs 10 mins
  • READY IN 6 hrs 25 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 08, 2010

I added lots of extra veggies to this and served it over rice. It was awesome for dinner and again for lunch the next day.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 12, 2008

After reading the other review, I decided to use boneless skinless chicken. I used fresh thyme and lemon but felt the sauce was too diluded. I even tried to add a little creme fraiche to give it some extra flavor and body but that didn't help.

 

10 Ratings

Jan 05, 2009

This was a good recipe. My only modification is to remove some of the chicken juices throughout the cooking process. Otherwise use just have a boiled chicken. This is true for all crock pot whole chickens.

 
Jun 05, 2008

I was rather disappointed with this -- much too wet and the flavors were diluted.

 
Apr 23, 2012

There is no way that picture is this recipe! Look at the grill marks on the chicken. It don't come out of the crock pot looking like that

 
Apr 04, 2013

We used boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of the whole chicken but it looks and smells amazing. We too always use way more garlic than any recipe calls for. We also used 3 lemons and a little extra thyme too. Added a new picture too. Mmmmm!

 
Oct 09, 2013

bland tasting

 
Dec 18, 2012

I always use more garlic than any recipe calls for! Use chicken broth for liquid along w/wine. Place some garlic under skin too. Very tasty!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 295 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 21.6 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 125 mg
  • 5%

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

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