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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.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 4


  • 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


  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in either a cast iron skillet or a nonstick skillet. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to skillet.
  • Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Place in 6 quart crock pot.
  • Cut remaining 4 tablespoons of butter into 4 pieces and place a piece over each chicken breast.
  • 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.)
  • Cover crock pot and cook on LOW for 3 1/2 hours or on HIGH for just under 2 hours.
  • 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 and add the capers.
  • Add half-and-half mixture to crock pot. Mix it in and cover and cook on HIGH for 1 more hour.