Slow-Cooker Lemon-Garlic Chicken

Makes: 4 servings


2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 large onions, diced

5 cloves garlic, minced

2 carrots, cut into 1″ pieces

1 tbsp. sugar

Juice and zest of 2 lemons, divided

4 sprigs fresh thyme

3 c. low-sodium chicken broth

1 c. frozen peas


  1. In a large skillet over high heat, sear chicken until golden brown, 2 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper and place in a slow cooker.
  2. Add onions, garlic, carrots, sugar, zest and juice of 1 lemon, thyme, and chicken broth, then season with salt and pepper. Cover with lid and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours, or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Add peas and cover with lid until warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add zest and juice of remaining lemon. Serve immediately.

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