Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

 Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken


  • 6-8 boneless chicken thighs, skinless or with skin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili pepper flakes, or Cayenne (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced or minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 stick butter, diced
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • Chopped fresh parsley and lemon slices, for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. To prepare this delightful crockpot chicken thighs recipe, begin by placing the chicken thighs at the bottom of your slow cooker. In a separate bowl, mix together the chicken broth, lemon juice, and zest, then pour this mixture over the chicken thighs. In a small bowl, combine the Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, crushed red chili pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle the spice mix evenly over the chicken thighs. Top with the fresh minced garlic and diced butter.
  2. Cover the crockpot and cook the chicken thighs for 3-4 hours on HIGH or 6-8 hours on LOW.
  3. Once cooked, sprinkle the chicken with chopped parsley and garnish with lemon slices. Serve hot alongside cauliflower rice, spiralized zucchini noodles, rice, pasta, or quinoa. Enjoy!

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