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Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe

We love this easy slow cooker lemon pepper chicken using chicken drumsticks. Chicken drumsticks are so affordable and we've turned them into an easy and delicious dinner your family will love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon pepper chicken, slow cooker chicken, Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 339kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 6 red potatoes quartered
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag baby carrots
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 chicken drumsticks

Instructions

  • Lightly grease slow cooker with non stick cooking spray.
  • Place the quartered potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour diced tomatoes over the top.
  • Add in baby carrots and sliced onion pieces.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, garlic powder, paprika, lemon pepper, salt, and olive oil.
  • Rub each chicken piece with the spice mixture and place in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low setting for 6-7 hours.

Notes

Here are some of the other cuts of chicken that will work for this recipe.
  1. Chicken Breasts – You may want to cut them in half or into smaller pieces if they are big and thick.
  2. Chicken Thighs – A flavorful cut of chicken that you will enjoy.
  3. Chicken Wings – Another inexpensive cut of chicken that you will like.
How to turn this into a freezer meal:
In a gallon-sized freezer meal bag, add all ingredients. Shake bag so that chicken and vegetables are covered with seasonings as much as possible. Squeeze out as much air as possible and seal bag closed. Place freezer bag into freezer and it will last 60-90 days.
When ready to use, spray inside of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and dump ingredients from bag into slow cooker. Place the lid on top. Cover and cook on LOW heat for 6-8 hours (or HIGH heat for 3-4 hours).
 

Nutrition

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 1558mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 10661IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 4mg