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Slow Cooker Garlic Lemon Chicken

This delicious Slow Cooker Garlic Lemon Chicken Freezer Meal Recipe recipe is a great prep ahead meal! I prepared this meal in an afternoon when doing twenty crockpot freezer meals for my family’s dinners.

Slow Cooker Garlic Lemon Chicken Freezer Meal Recipe is so easy to prep and tastes delicious!

With end of the school year activities in full swing and summer break coming, I wanted to make a bunch of prep ahead meals that I could make for my family. This is one of the 20 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 4 Hours Plan.

Make 20 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 4 hours with this meal plan.

So, I got busy finding and creating recipes so I could take an afternoon and have meals ready to go for my family.  This chicken crockpot recipe was my youngest son’s favorite so far out of all the slow cooker meals we have tried.  I served the Garlic Lemon Chicken with baked potatoes and steamed broccoli. This recipe is also naturally gluten free.  It would be yummy with rice or noodles too!

Slow Cooker Garlic Lemon Chicken Freezer Meal Recipe is so easy to prep and tastes delicious!

Be sure that you invest in a good quality slow cooker.  Our favorite is this programmable cook and carry 6qt oval slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Garlic Lemon Chicken Freezer Meal Recipe is so good and it’s an easy freeze slow cooker supper that everyone will love. My whole family loved this crockpot dinner meal, and they want me to make it again soon!  You can use any cut of chicken that you prefer.  I have made it with boneless thighs and drumsticks, and they turned out great. Regardless of if you like white or dark meat this recipe is for you!

I hope your family enjoys this delicious Slow Cooker Garlic Lemon Chicken Freezer Meal as much we did!  Be sure to make this crockpot freezer meal, you will not be disappointed.

Slow Cooker Garlic Lemon Chicken Freezer Meal Recipe

Slow Cooker Garlic Lemon Chicken Freezer Meal Recipe is so easy to prep and tastes delicious!
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:8 hours
Total Time:8 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lb boneless and skinless chicken breast sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 whole lemons, juiced or 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves whole garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Place all ingredients into a freezer bag.
  • Mix evenly.
  • Flatten and store int he freezer.
  • When ready to cook , defrost on the fridge overnight.
  • Place in slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Servings: 4 people
Author: Stephanie Ertel
Cost: $10

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  1. Hi There… LOVE your recipes… can I ask, and I apologise if you have already mentioned this and I have missed it, but do you also freeze (in a separate bag) the veges you serve up with the meal?

  2. Your recipe says – chicken breast sliced thin. The picture doesn’t look like the breast is sliced. It appears to me to be the whole breast – not sliced.

      1. Hi, I’ve followed a couple of your recipes and they’ve worked, so I’m not sure what I did wrong with this one? I ended up with inedible mush, a little less than 8 hrs into cooking.

          1. I’m not 100% sure of the actual size, it’s an older one (12-13yrs), but it looks medium to smallish.

  3. I have read you can’t put frozen Chicken into a slow cooker. Is this true and how do you work around it.

      1. No you should always defrost in fridge. If you put frozen meat in slow cooker as it defrosts it will be in the danger temp zone to long as a slow cooker is not hot enough to get the meat up to temp quickly from frozen.

  4. 4 stars
    For all of your freezer recipes, do you pour everything out of the bag into the cooker or do you just place the entire bag in the cooker (sort of like a liner)?

    1. No, you can NOT use ziploc bags in your slow cooker. The plastic will break down and it is toxic.

  5. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for your delicious easy to make recipes. If l cook this meal and cook extra portionspecial can l refreeze it for another day. Thank you . Keep up the good work.

  6. Can I add baby red potatoes and cook the same amount of time with the chicken? Do I need to add more liquid if I do this? Thanks!

      1. Would I freeze the potatoes in the bag with the chicken or add them fresh when I put chicken in the crock pot? (sorry, pretty new to crock pot cooking and haven’t tried freezer meals yet) Thanks!

        1. You can do either way. The potatoes may discolor if you freeze them so I normally try to add in fresh 🙂

    1. 5 stars
      We’ve made this for the past two years ago. Flavorful and moist. Reminds me of a butter chicken(??) recipe I loved but is healthier. LOVE being able to just pull thid from the freezer, thaw in the fridge, and cook in the crackpot! Really simplifies life as a mom while feeding healthy, whole(ish) foods!

  7. 5 stars
    I’m a single person who just acquired a crockpot. Yours are the first recipes I’ve tried to make in it. The ones I’ve tried have all been great, but the garlic lemon chicken has thus far been my only repeat — I’ve made it four times now in two months. I make a double batch and cook the chicken only so long as it falls apart, leaving me with a week’s worth of very versatile shredded meat that is perfectly seasoned.T he proportions of the ingredients are perfect and I don’t do any tweaks — very rare for me.

    I’ve used the lemon garlic chicken in Mediterranean-inspired dishes, like stuffed shells and souvlaki. But the next three times, I couldn’t get lemons, which can be hard to find in Mexico, where I live, and which are expensive. So I made it with lime juice and cilantro instead and had a great base for tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, soup, and more.

  8. I made 3 of these freezer meals. The first one I cooked right away and the family loved it. I cooked one last night (that had been frozen) and it tasted of only lemon and nothing else. My non-picky 13-year-old would not eat it. I am not sure what happened. I made all of them at the same time with the same amount of everything. Not sure if I did something wrong when freezing it that made it come out tasting just like a lemon? The first time I made it my family gave it 6 stars of out 5 lol Last night they gave it a 1 out of 5.

    1. Well they are not all for everyone. I don’t think you did anything wrong. My family personally loves this one but to each their own.

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