Crockpot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

This Crockpot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken is one of my new favorite crockpot recipes! It look so fancy, but is so simple to make! This crockpot recipe is so easy to make during the day and serve over veggies or rice at night!

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Why Make This Crockpot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

  • Simple Crockpot Recipe
  • Easy to Make
  • Great for Busy Weeks
  • Budget-Friendly
  • Kid-Friendly

Ingredients Needed:

Meat – Boneless Chicken Thighs, Skinless or with Skin

Spices – Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Cayenne Powder, Paprika, Italian Seasoning

Produce – Garlic Cloves, Lemons, Fresh Parsley, Lemon Slices

Pantry – Low Sodium Chicken Broth

How to Make Crockpot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

This is a visual walk-through for readers. For the Full Recipe, scroll to the bottom of this post to view the Recipe Card.

Begin by placing the Chicken Thighs at the bottom of your Slow Cooker. Next, combine 1/3 cup Chicken Broth, Lemon Juice, and Zest, and pour over Chicken Thighs. Then, in a Small Bowl, combine Italian Seasoning, Parsley, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper (if desired), Salt, and Pepper. Sprinkle the spices over the Chicken.

Then, top with Fresh Minced Garlic and Diced Butter. Cover the crockpot and cook the Chicken Thighs for 3-4 hours on HIGH or 6-8 hours on LOW.

Next, sprinkle your crockpot Chicken Thighs with Chopped Parsley and garnish with Lemon Slices. Serve hot with Green Beans, Rice, or any other sides that you prefer! Enjoy!

Can I use Bottled Lemon Juice in this Crockpot Recipe?

I would suggest only using Fresh Lemon Juice for this recipe. Sometimes, the bottled Lemon Juice doesn’t taste exactly how it should. In a pinch, you could use Lemon Pepper Seasoning if you don’t have Fresh Lemons available!

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Crockpot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

Crockpot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

This crockpot recipe combines savory spices with garlic and butter to create an incredible and easy to make chicken dinner that everyone will love!


  • 8-9 Boneless Chicken Thighs, Skinless or with Skin
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, sliced or minced
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Lemon (will use for zesting and juicing)
  • 1/2 Stick of Butter, Diced
  • 1/3 Cup of Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • Fresh Parsley (Chopped for Garnish)
  • 1 Lemon (sliced, optional for Garnish)
  • 2 Cups of White Rice (Cooked According to Package Directions)


    1. Zest 1/2 lemon and set zest aside. Use the same lemon and squeeze all the juice from it and set aside.
    2. Place chicken thighs at the bottom of your slow cooker. Combine 1/3 cup chicken broth, lemon juice (from 1 lemon), lemon zest, and pour over chicken thighs.
    3. In a small bowl, combine Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper (optional), salt, and pepper. Sprinkle the spice mix over the chicken thighs. Top with minced or sliced garlic and diced butter.
    4. Cover the crockpot and cook the chicken thighs for 3-4 hours on HIGH or 6-8 hours on LOW.
    5. Cook your rice according to package directions.
    6. Sprinkle your crockpot chicken thighs dinner with chopped parsley and garnish with lemon slices. Serve hot with rice or any other sides you prefer! Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 564mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 32g

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