Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

A wonderfully easy meal, this Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken will soon be a family favorite. Even easier if you make ahead as a freezer meal.

A wonderfully easy meal, this Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken will soon be a family favorite. Even easier if you make ahead as a freezer meal.

Families on the go need all sorts of go-to recipes that can be made in a snap! This is one of them, easy and delicious, just throw everything into your slow cooker or prep it as part of our 20 Meals/2 Hours Slow Cooker Freezer Meals post.

You’ll be making something that the whole family will enjoy! Don’t you find that sometimes the simple dishes wind up being the ones that get requested again & again? They do at my house!

Pair up this dish with our flavorful Greek Pasta Salad or our Mashed Potatoes with Wilted Spinach, so versatile! Gotta love the ease of your slow cooker!
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Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

Cook Time: 6 hours

Serving Size: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 1/2 t Lawry's Seasoning Salt
  • 1/4 t ground pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 t dried parsley
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place chicken breasts into slow cooker.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and cover.
  4. Cook 6-8 hours on low depending on your slow cooker.
  5. Serve over rice or buttered egg noodles.
  6. ***If freezing, place all ingredients in freezer bag***
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A wonderfully easy meal, this Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken will soon be a family favorite. Even easier if you make ahead as a freezer meal.

 

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Comments

  1. I’ve never done anything like this before. I was wondering, if I’m going to freeze the meal, do I just throw all of the ingredients in the freezer bag before cooking? Then do I need to do any kind of defrosting before throwing it into or back into the crockpot to cook for dinner?

    • Amanda – I take my freezer meals out of the freezer the night before and put them into the fridge. They are usually thawed enough to put in the crock pot at that point.

      And yes, just put all the ingredients together and put them in a freezer bag!

  2. sorry confused. If you are going to freeze. You still have to cook first and then freeze, defrost and reheat OR put everything in the freezer bag raw, freeze then take down the night before you want to cook it?

  3. So since my family is small, just my husband, toddler son and myself, could I split this recipe into two bags after prepping it?

  4. Cheapskate says:

    Found this site and think it is great.

  5. I’m just a bit confused. You say put all the ingredients in one bag and freeze, but the directions say to put the chicken in first and then cover with the rest of the ingredients.

    • Carrie – when cooking in the crock pot – make sure the chicken is covered. It doesn’t matter if it is for freezing.

  6. So I’m a bit confused, do I wash the chicken before putting it in the freezer?

  7. Are the recipes already double for the x2? Or, do I need to double the recipe to get the two bags?

  8. I was just wondering (I’m new to this lol but I went out and bought the ingredients for lots of recipes on this site that I plan on freezing), can I combine all the ingredients in a freezer bag UNCOOKED and freeze, then dump into the crockpot the day of (except the sides such as mashed potatoes or noodles)? (Example: for this recipe I would be combining the raw chicken, all the seasonings and the broth in the bag?) Sorry this is probably a silly question, I’m just not sure if you’re cooking it all and THEN freezing it and re-cooking it the day of…

  9. I would like to try some of these recipes. Assuming that you buy your meat fresh, can you tell me what changes, if any, I should make using frozen meat. We have a meat delivery and its frozen. Should i thaw the chicken and cut it and refreeze it?
    Thanks

    • Just use the appropriate amount of meat and add it to the bag frozen. Shouldn’t make much difference I would think as long as you are freezing it before it thaws.

  10. I wanted to love this BUT it turned out super dry… wondering if I should cook for a shorter amount of time. Luckily I got creative and shredded the meat and slow cooked for a couple hours with alfredo sauce the next day and it moistened it up 🙂

    • I thought I hated chicken in the crock pot — it always came out dry and tasted kinda the same bleh taste — until I learned that my crock pot overcooks everything. Low on mine is like high on some others. Also, if a crockpot isn’t full enough — I think they’re supposed to be 2/3ish full? — they will cook faster too. So now I only cook chicken for 4-5 hours on low and my results are MUCH better! Maybe yours is similar? Have you had issues with other recipes? (And yay for creativity!)

      • Heather says:

        It really is knowing your crock pot – on another post a reader came up with the GENIUS idea of using a light timer (like you plug your timer into the socket and set it for how ever many hours and plug your slow cooker into that) so you don’t over cook even if you are gone! I thought that was a really smart cheap answer to over done chicken 😉

  11. Janice natale says:

    These look wonderful. I would love to follow your lead.

  12. Just curious … do you have the nutritional information for your crockpot freezer recipes posted anywhere?

  13. Could I throw some white rice into the crock pot with it?

    • I guess you could? I wouldn’t freeze it if you are doing the freezer meal – but I’m sure some rice would be tasty in there

  14. Could you put them in the crockpot on high for 3-4 hours instead of low for 6-8? I am thinking as long as the meat is cooked through it is ok right?

  15. Does it have to be defrosted first? Or can it be dumped in the crock pot frozen and just up the cook time? And if so, how much do you up the cook time?

    • It’s really best to allow to defrost (at least slightly) overnight to ensure thorough cooking of the ckicken breasts. However, extending the cook time will eventually cook the chicken. My concern – having never attempted fully frozen food in he crock – would be that the gravy/sauce/even veggies could overcook/burn/cook down too much before the chicken has cooked through.

  16. I am new to t as well and looking to make life easier with cooking, could you add vegetables in he crock too when ready to cook or to the bag as well before freezing (ex:carrots, broccoli, onions)?

    • Yes you could. You just have to be careful about what and how big. Onions I always throw in. Carrots hold up pretty well. I’ve done some broccoli and cauliflower – and you know cauliflower just falls apart – every time. Better to use a steam bag and if you want the flavor toss it in the slow cooker for a minute or two before serving 🙂 Enjoy!

  17. I tried to read all the comments to see if it had been asked yet, I didnt see my answer so i will ask. Is 2lbs of chicken breast suppose to feed a family of 5-6. Are the breast suppose to stay whole when serving or shredded. I just dont see 2lbs feeding me, my husband, 3 daughters and my son. what would you recommend?

  18. This was my first slow cooker freezer meal ever… my boyfriend and I LOVED it!!!!! The spices were perfect! I’m so glad I stumbled upon this website. I have three more meals in the freezer waiting for us! 🙂

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