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Lemon Garlic Chicken for Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

I have a large family and a very busy life, so I rely on my crock pot / slow cooker quite often to feed my family. Here’s a recipe we tried this week that went over well with everyone. This recipe makes about 10 servings and requires a large crock pot/slow cooker. Half the recipe for a smaller cooker and family.

Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

Servings: 10-12

Time:  10 minutes prep time, 5 hours cook time

  • 7-8 chicken breast halves (I used frozen.)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup natural soy sauce – *See note
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 3/8 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 3-4 cups frozen vegetables of your choice -*

*Note: I actually used 3/4 cup soy sauce but thought the recipe was a little too salty so here I’ve reduced the soy sauce. For the veggies, I like to use a normandy blend of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, etc.

  1. Put chicken in large slow cooker. I used frozen chicken breasts and just put them directly from the freezer into the crock pot. If you use fresh or thawed chicken, the initial cooking time can be reduced.
  2. Combine other ingredients, except vegetables, and pour over chicken.
  3. Cook on high for three hours, stirring once or twice to make sure all the chicken cooks evenly in the liquids.
  4. After the first three hours, pour in the frozen veggies and cook another 1.5-2 hours.

Serve over rice or alone. Also great with green salad.

This recipe for Lemon Garlic Chicken was inspired by a recipe in a Fix It and Forget It cookbook. I’ve adapted it to my own tastes and convenience. Best wishes.







  • Is it 3/8 cup? Sounds like a yummy recipe though i might have to scale it down for my little family! 😉

    • It’s 3/8 cup lemon juice. Just watch the salt content. That’s why I reduced the soy sauce from the original recipe. For your small family I’d definitely cut the recipe at least in half, possibly in fourth. Good luck.