Lemon Basil Slow Cooker Chicken

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I know you were wondering what to do for dinner this week. Here’s your plan for tomorrow!
 
 

I am still taking full advantage of my slow cooker during these hot months. The girls and I had a day-trip on the schedule today, so I plopped this in the crockpot and it was ready to go shortly after naptime.

Both girls were a huge fan of the chicken and carrots, so I will be making this again in the near future. You can serve the chicken breasts whole as shown, or shred and serve over rice, noodles or quinoa. 

 Hope you enjoy this slow cooker chicken!

Here is what you need (serves 4-6)

– 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breast.

– 3 cups of chopped carrots

– 3/4 cup of chicken broth

– 3 Tbsp of lemon juice (if using fresh lemon, which I recommend, that about 4-5 lemons)

– 1 Tbsp dried basil

– 1 tsp dried parsley

– lemon pepper or salt and pepper for seasoning the chicken.

 

1.  In a bowl, mix together chicken broth, lemon juice, basil and parsley. Set aside

2. Place chopped carrots on the bottom of your slow cooker.

3. Next layer chicken breasts on top of carrots and season both side with lemon pepper. If you do not have lemon pepper, season with salt and pepper.

4. Pour chicken broth mixture over chicken.

5. Set your slow cooker 3 hours on HIGH or 5-6  on LOW.

 
Lemon Basil Slow Cooker Chicken
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breast.
  • 3 cups of chopped carrots
  • ¾ cup of chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp of lemon juice (if using fresh lemon, which I recommend, that about 4-5 lemons)
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • lemon pepper or salt and pepper for seasoning the chicken.
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix together chicken broth, lemon juice, basil and parsley. Set aside
  2. Place chopped carrots on the bottom of your slow cooker.
  3. Next layer chicken breasts on top of carrots and season both side with lemon pepper. If you do not have lemon pepper, season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour chicken broth mixture over chicken.
  5. Set your slow cooker 3 hours on HIGH or 5-6 on LOW.
 
Here is what I used to make this yummy meal! XO Corey
 

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Comments

  1. says

    In the crockpot now! Although it’s only been about 4 1/2 hours and it looks done! Turning it down for dinner in a bit! Smells delish!

    • says

      Oh good Sarah! So glad you are giving it a try! Yeah, every crockpot seems to run a little bit different, so I think it is always a good idea to be around when cooking a new crockpot recipe for the first time, in case it looks like it needs to be turned down early.

  2. Kay says

    Don’t have any parsley but I have everything else ready to be thrown into the crockpot before church tomorrow. Looks delicious

  3. Lisa says

    This recipe looks great. Can you tell me if I only want to cook two chicken breasts vs 3-4, do I reduce liquid and seasoning by half? Or same regardless? Thanks!

    • Corey says

      I have never used only 2 breast, but I think that sounds like a good plan :) If you want to add a little extra liquid in, you can always drain it off at the end.

  4. LauraB says

    Would you mind telling me what size crockpot you use? I have a little one, so I try to adjust recipe size to fit it (and I’m a relatively new cook, so straying too far from a recipe scares me!)

  5. Janet says

    Just finish dinner with this recipe. Didn’t turn out like I thought it would. Is the broth level suppose to be over the chicken?

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