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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs

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Slow cooker honey garlic lemon chicken thighs are simmered until they are tender, juicy, and bursting with flavor. The perfect easy dinner idea but still comfort food for your family. They are going to love it!

slow cooker garlic lemon chicken thighs on a white plate garnished with herbs

Honey garlic lemon chicken

There’s nothing better than honey, garlic, and lemon together. I love cooking with lemon. Lemon chicken is my very favorite! These honey garlic lemon chicken thighs are easy to toss in the crockpot, can be assembled ahead in a freezer bag for a dump meal, can be cooked in big batches and used leftover or frozen again for a quick dinner in minutes. They are so versatile and go with any veg for a side.

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The crockpot is the hero of the kitchen. Is there anything better to help you with dinner? I love when I find a really great crock pot meal that the whole family loves and this one is it. It’s always a big hit with my daycare kids. And who doesn’t love comfort food recipes?

And this lemon and butter make a wonderful sauce in the crock pot as the chicken cooks that you can spoon over it as is or thicken it up and make a gravy. Either way, it’s so good!

You don’t have to sear the chicken before you toss it in the crock pot if you’re crunched for time. But if you do, it adds another layer of flavor and browns up the chicken a little. It’s just a bonus, but not a necessity!

This makes a great Cheap Lunch Ideas for Daycare or for your family.

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Crockpot lemon chicken thighs

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3.50 from 4 votes

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs

Tender, juicy, flavorful chicken thighs with a lemony garlic sauce
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken thighs, slow cooker chicken thighs, slow cooker honey garlic lemon chicken thighs
Servings: 3
Author: Christina


  • 6 Boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp. Paprika
  • ½ tsp. Oregano
  • ½ tsp. Sage
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 small onion quartered
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 lemon cut into slices


  • Add the butter to a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Season the chicken on both sides with the paprika, oregano, sage, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sear the chicken evenly on both sides to brown it.
  • Place the onion, minced garlic, honey, and chicken broth in the bottom of the crockpot.
  • Add the chicken and butter from the skillet to the crockpot.
  • Top the chicken with the sliced lemon.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours.

Leftover chicken thighs

To use the leftover thighs, just store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat, microwave until warm or reheat them in the oven. You can even use a skillet on the stovetop to reheat them.

To freeze leftover chicken thighs, place them in an air-tight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat as noted above.

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