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Crockpot Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs

This fall apart tender chicken, has delicious crispy skin and an amazing citrus taste.

Is it me, or have any of you also noticed the price of groceries increasing by the day. It makes it really hard to cook wholesome healthy meals for my family. I now see why people are so tempted to buy premade foods; it's much cheaper than fresh! Chicken here goes for about $5.99/lb. We sometimes get lucky and find some chicken legs or thigh for $1.99/lb. I'm thankful that the kids prefer dark meat cuts of chicken. Anytime it's on sale, I pick up several packages. 

That was the case a few weeks ago. I was grocery shopping and noticed the chicken legs and thighs on sale. So I bought a few packages of each. 

Wanting to cook them in the crock pot, while I spent the day at school, I went to Pinterest for ideas. I saw these gorgeous looking chicken thighs from The Magical Slow Cooker, so I decided to go over and give Sarah's recipe a peek. I'm glad I did, because it was perfect. It used ingredients I always have on hand, so I decided to go ahead and try it. I also loved the fact that Sarah broiled the chicken at the end, to crisp up the skin. Brilliant!!

Crock Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs

adapted from The Magical Slow Cooker

2-2.5 lbs chicken thighs (bone-in and skin on)

juice of 2 lemons

1/4 C olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 Tbs lemon pepper

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1 lemon, sliced

In a 6 qt crock pot, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, lemon pepper, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper; whisk to combine.

Add the chicken thighs to the crock pot, one at a time, making sure to coat it in the sauce. Make sure thighs are skin side up, when you finish dipping them in the sauce. Top with lemon slices if desired.

Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hrs. Once chicken is done cooking, preheat your oven to BROIL. 

Place chicken, skin side up, on a foil lined baking sheet. Place chicken in the oven, on the top rack which has been place in the center of the oven. Broil chicken thighs for 5-10 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve.


  1. This looks delicious...and I love a good crockpot recipe! Thanks for sharing. I pinned for later! I'm visiting today from Your Whims Wednesday link up. Have a great day Cindy!

  2. This looks so good! Pinned!

    Thanks for sharing at the All About Home Link Party! Hope you will join us this week too!

  3. Hi! Thank you for visiting us at our weekly link party! My husband loves chicken thighs and I never know what to make with them (I usually only eat chicken breast meat). I think this would be great to try (since I love lemon pepper and my crockpot!). You are being featured tomorrow at Wednesday Link Party 368. Here's the link to the feature in case you'd like to share it:
    It was lovely to see you again this week. Wishing you the best, Rhondda


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