Slow-Cooker Lemon Chicken with potatoes and asparagus.

Slow-Cooker Lemon Chicken

A super easy Slow-Cooker Lemon Chicken recipe full of lemon flavor and tons of delicious garlic. No need for sides as the potatoes and veggies are cooked right in the crockpot with the bone-in chicken thighs.

Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Keyword slow-cooker lemon chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 679 kcal


  • 1 red onion
  • 6-8 chicken thighs
  • 1-1.5 lbs baby potatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • bunch thin green asparagus


  1. Peel and slice red onion and add to the bottom of the slow cooker in one layer.

  2. Add chicken thighs on top in one layer.

  3. Wash and half baby potatoes and add to slow-cooker.

  4. In a small bowl mix zest of 1 lemon, juice of that same lemon, olive oil, honey, thyme, sea salt, pepper and finely chopped garlic and then pour over ingredients in slow cooker.

  5. Put lid on and secure, then set to high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours (depending on your schedule. 3 hours on high being the minimum and 4 the maximum and 6 hours being the minimum and 8 hours the maximum when set on low).

  6. 15-20 minutes before the time is over, set slow cooker to high and add asparagus on top and put lid back on. The thicker the asparagus, the longer it will take.

  7. optional but recommended: 5 minutes before the time is over, remove the chicken thighs, place on a baking sheet and put under the broiler on hi for 3-5 minutes or until the skin is golden.

  8. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Slow-Cooker Lemon Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 679 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 66%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 212mg 71%
Sodium 176mg 7%
Potassium 1011mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 11g
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 4.2%
Vitamin C 49.7%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 15.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.