Chicken/ Slow Cooker

Crock Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken

Creamy Crock Pot ChickenWhen we were looking at houses over the summer, we asked our kids what their favorite thing about the house that we ultimately bought was. 

I was surprised when both of our older kids said that it was the lime tree in the back yard. They were both so excited about being able to make their own homemade limeade.Creamy Crock Pot Lemon Chicken

So we started to call this house “the lime tree house”, and one of the first things that we did when we moved in was to make limeade from those limes.Crock Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken RecipeFast forward a few months, and it turns out that our lime tree is, in fact, a lemon tree. Never having had a citrus tree before, I had no idea that all of those little green guys that looked like limes were actually unripe lemons (The unripe lemon limeade was actually pretty good in case you’re wondering).

So, now I have a tree that is overflowing with lemons, which gave me the perfect excuse to make this Crock Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken. This slow cooker recipe is easy to make, and the tender chicken topped with the creamy lemon sauce is awesome! Also, I know that it can be a pain to have to saute veggies and brown chicken before tossing them in the crock pot, but all of the extra flavor really is worth the extra 10 or so minutes that it takes. I served this chicken with broccoli and and whole wheat noodles to soak up some of that yummy sauce.

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Creamy Crock Pot Chicken

Crock Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken


  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 small yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper depending on taste
  • cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice divided
  • 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2-4 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  2. In large skillet over medium high heat, melt butter with olive oil.

  3. Add onion and saute for about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in garlic, and saute for about 1 minute.
  5. Move onions and garlic to side of pan, and add seasoned chicken.
  6. Saute for about 3 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned.
  7. Transfer chicken, garlic, and onions to the crock pot.
  8. Pour chicken broth and 2 tablespoons lemon juice around chicken.
  9. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  10. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  11. Stir together cream, mustard, remaining tablespoon lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Whisk in juice in crock pot. Do not cover.
  12. Continue to stir until thickened. Sauce will thicken a little more as it continues to cook.

  13. Whisk in additional corn starch as needed to get sauce to desired consistency.
  14. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
  15. Serve creamy lemon sauce over chicken.

Adapted from Life in the Lofthouse.

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  • Reply
    June 7, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Looks really nice! I am trying to eat more fish at the moment and am looking to convert meat recipes to fish. Do you think this would work with a fish such as a whole sea bass? Sort of like the one they show on this site –

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      June 7, 2017 at 10:13 am

      I haven’t ever tried to cook a whole fish let alone tried it in the crock pot, so I’m afraid that I can’t be much help on this one.

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      June 9, 2017 at 8:12 am

      Hi sorry I just saw that i didn’t put a link. I was pointing to the fish on the fish society’s website –

      • Reply
        June 9, 2017 at 9:41 am

        You did leave a link, but my comment filter doesn’t let links come through. =)

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    David James
    March 22, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Love it, I will be cooking this tonight! :D

    • Reply
      March 22, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      Great! =) Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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    JoAnne Woll
    January 11, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Help……grainy mustard? Which brand is that?

    • Reply
      January 11, 2017 at 9:12 am

      Grainy mustard is mustard that has the mustard seed in it. There are several brands that make it – Grey Poupon, Inglehoffer, Plochman’s, etc. Some brands call it course ground or stone ground. You just want one that has visible mustard seeds in it. Hope that helps! =)

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    Plumber Springfield MO
    January 8, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    This looks delicious! I absolutely love lemon chicken! If you need a plumber in Springfield, give us a call!

    • Reply
      January 9, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Thanks so much! =)

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