Crock Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken

Crock Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken is covered in a creamy sauce with lots of lemon flavor and a few capers. Serve over angel hair pasta for an easy and delicious family meal.

Crock Pot Lemon Chicken

 

The chicken breasts cook up so tender and both lemon juice and lemon zest give plenty of bright lemon flavor to the sauce. A little cornstarch added at the end helps thicken the sauce some so it coats the sauce perfectly.

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A tablespoon of chicken bouillon gives lots of depth of flavor to the sauce.

Lemon Chicken made in the slow cooker

 

I pan-fried the chicken quickly first to sear the outside, but you could skip this step and add the raw chicken directly to the crock pot.

The sauce is also flavored with dried basil and crushed red pepper flakes for just a little heat.

Serve Crock Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken over angel hair pasta or rice for a meal the whole family will enjoy!

Crock Pot Lemon Chicken in a creamy sauce

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Crock Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 45 mins
 

Crock Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken is covered in a creamy sauce with lots of lemon flavor and a few capers. Serve over angel hair pasta for an easy and delicious family meal.

Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 bonelsss, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chicken base
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in either a cast iron skillet or a nonstick skillet. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to skillet.

  2. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Place in 6 quart crock pot.

  3. Cut remaining 4 tablespoons of butter into 4 pieces and place a piece over each chicken breast.

  4. Add basil, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and lemon zest. (Note: The lemon slices in the picture were added just before taking pictures for presentation. Only add the juice and the zest.)

  5. Cover crock pot and cook on LOW for 3 1/2 hours or on HIGH for just under 2 hours.

  6. Add 1 tablespoon of the 1 cup of half-and-half to a small bowl and whisk in the cornstarch. Whisk into the rest of the half-and-half. Whisk in chicken base.

  7. Add half-and-half mixture to crock pot. Mix it in and cover and cook on HIGH for 1 more hour.

Recipe adapted from Dinner, Then Dessert

Looking for more slow cooker chicken dinners? You don’t want to miss the Crock Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken. Watch the video below to see how to make it.

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