Slow-Cooker Low-Fat Lemon Thyme Chicken


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, (on the larger, denser side)
¼ cup olive oil
2 large lemons, zested and juiced
4 large garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons freshly cracked pepper
8 sprigs fresh thyme


1. Mix the olive oil, lemon zest and juice and minced garlic together in a small mixing bowl and pour it into the bottom of a large slow-cooker, about 5 or 6 quart.

2. Pat the chicken breasts dry and place them in the slow-cooker turn them once through the olive oil mixture. Then sprinkle both sides of chicken with large pinches of kosher salt and cracked pepper. Nestle the salted and pepper breasts snuggly into the bottom of the slow cooker. Tuck the sprigs of thyme between and around the chicken breasts.

3. Cut one of the zested lemons into eighths and nestle them top and around the breasts with the thyme.

4. Place the lid on top of the slow-cooker and cook on high heat for 3 hours. Check the inside of one of the breasts to make sure they are cooked through. The cooking time might vary a bit based on the slow-cooker and density of the chicken breasts. If they need to cook longer do it in 15-minute increments.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

Served with some rice and salad this makes an excellent, healthy dinner for winter – or summer! Play with the flavorings, nearly any herb would taste good in lieu of thyme. I think we might try rosemary next time!


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15 minutes prep time,  3 hours cooking time


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This is always a hit in our house!


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