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This recipe took the number one spot of my favorite slow cooker meals. It seriously blew my mind how amazing the flavor was. Not only was it the perfect blend of spices and lemon, but I have never had more tender, melt in your mouth chicken. It filled my house with the most wonderful lemon aroma. I already want to make this again. It’s just that good!

Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Chicken on white plate with lemons in the background.

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
Review:  I promise that you need to experience this in your life! It was incredible. It was easy to throw together and the flavor was amazing. I will make this over and over again!

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By: Alyssa Rivers
It filled my house with the most wonderful lemon aroma.  I already want to make this again.  It's just that good!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings




  • Prepare your chicken by rinsing it and trimming the fat.  Since the chicken breasts that I buy are always huge, I cut them in half making them more like tenders.
  • In a shallow dish, combine the flour and pepper.  Coat the chicken in the flour.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan on your stovetop over medium heat.  Once melted, brown each side of the chicken, but not cooking it throughout because you will be putting them in the crockpot.  You just want them to have a nice golden brown breading on each side.
  • Spray crockpot with cooking spray and place the chicken into the crockpot.  Sprinkle the italian seasoning package top of the chicken.
  • Mix together the lemon juice and chicken broth.  Pour over the chicken and seasonings.
  • Cook on low for 3-4 hours.  Enjoy!


Calories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 25gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 393mgPotassium: 473mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 388IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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    1. I don’t recommend using this for freezer meal prep unless it has been cooked, since the chicken has to be dredged in flour and browned before adding to the crockpot. The cooked dish can be frozen in an airtight container or a freezer bag for up to 3 months.

  1. 4 stars
    I’ve tried this in the slow cooker and it was amazing. If I wanted to cook this in a cast iron pan or in the oven (cooking temp/time), how would I do that?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi there! Prepare and sear your chicken as usual, and then bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes.

  2. Thank you for a recipe for a really great, easy meal! I make a batch of Italian seasoning spices found online and keep the mix on hand. This couldn’t be tastier. A family favorite!

  3. Hi Alyssa!
    I am Joyce and I thank you for this very simple yet so deliciously good chicken recipe, all the way from Asia! I am from the Philippines. Again, thanks a bunch! God bless your kitchen! =)

  4. I made this today for my boyfriend and it was absolutely splendid! Tasted like a gourmet dish, with such simplicity! We had all of the ingredients on hand, and it was perfect

  5. Just made this tonight and everyone loved it! Always looking for a dinner recipe that will please the whole family. I served it over egg noodles. The kids asked for seconds!

  6. this was very yummy. I think next time I will put ranch instead of Italian. Also it should cook for about 5 hours. Thanks for a great recipe.

  7. Alyssa, I made this yesterday with bone-in chix thighs (skin/fat removed) I browned the chix and deglazed the pan with the chix broth and lemon and poured it all on top and added fresh ground black pepper. It was absolutely delicious!!! I will be making this on a regular basis. Thank you very much for this recipe 🙂

  8. LOVE this recipe! I didn’t have dry italian dressing, so I just found a recipe online so I made my own mix. Very tasty meal. Thanks!!