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Crock Pot Lemon Chicken

A simple preparation, with most of the work done by a slow cooker, this dish comes together with a yummy homemade feel.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Donya | asouthernsoul.com


  • 1 whole chicken - cut up
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 lemons cut into thick slices
  • 3 garlic bulbs - tops cut off to expose cloves
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and brown in hot pan working in batches.
  • Place all but 3 to 4 lemon slices on bottom of crockpot along with garlic bulbs.
  • Layer chicken on top of lemon and garlic. Gently pour over stock. Place remaining lemon slices on top of chicken and sprinkle on thyme.
  • Set slow cooker to low and cook for 6 hours.
  • When done, remove chicken from pot and strain broth.
  • Serve chicken and gravy over rice, noodles or creamy grits.


  • Melt 2 tablespoon of butter in a pan. 
  • Whisk in 2 tablespoons of flour and cook until golden brown. 
  • Slowly pour in flavored broth and continue to whisk until smooth. Cook on medium heat until gravy is thickened, stirring constantly.