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Lemon pepper chicken has always been a favorite in this family. My kids used to ask for it at least once a week.


I always use freshly squeezed lemon, Himalayan sea salt, and fresh cracked pepper, when I make my lemon pepper chicken. But I never heard of using oregano which this recipe calls for. I also never made it in a slow cooker.


I made this recipe tonight for my daughter and her children. They absolutely loved it.


I originally found this recipe on Pinterest. I made a few tweaks to make it my own. I am sharing my version of that recipe here today.


I had to adjust the amount of each of the ingredients because the original recipe called for more salt than I cared to use.


I also used freshly squeezed lemon because when I made this recipe prior I felt like the lemon was almost overpowering using bottled lemon juice.


I also increased the original amount of oregano because we love it in this family, and I love fresh herbs so I used fresh parsley from my garden too!


Lemon Pepper Chicken for the Crockpot

Lemon Pepper Chicken Ingredients


Even though I have included the full recipe below, here are the main ingredients to this recipe. I give more details about each of these in the actual recipe card.



  • oregano
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lemon juice
  • butter
  • water
  • garlic
  • chicken bouillon
  • parsley
  • chicken


Adjustments and Alterations


There are many ways you can change this recipe to your personal taste. You can increase or decrease the amount of the ingredients, add different spices. or even try fresh versus dried spices.


The only warning I will give is that the cooking time is an average. You should pay close attention to the size of the chicken pieces you use as well as what type of chicken you are using.


For example, bone-in breasts will take slightly longer than boneless skinless. If the chicken sits too long it could become dry.


You will have to monitor the chicken as you get closer to the end of the cooking time for best results.


Also, I love to mix things up and made this recipe for shrimp. Instead of using the slow cooker, you can use a skillet. It was wonderful. Anyways, on to the recipe.


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Lemon Pepper Chicken for the Crockpot
Lemon pepper chicken made in the crockpot that is moist and delicious but not overpowering like other recipes. Kids love it as well as adults.
lemon pepper chicken
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4-5 hours
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4-5 hours
lemon pepper chicken
  1. In a bowl, combine oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Rub on chicken.
    lemon pepper chicken step 1
  2. Heat butter in a skillet. Brown chicken breasts in hot butter. Transfer to slow cooker.
    lemon pepper chicken step 2
  3. Add water, lemon juice, bouillon into skillet. Bring to a boil. Pour mixture over chicken breasts.
  4. Cook on low 4 to 5 hours. Add parsley and baste chicken. Cover and lower heat to low for 15 to 30 minutes or until brests are tender.
    lemon pepper chicken step 4
Recipe Notes

Using fresh oregano and fresh parsley versus the dried versions will change the taste of this dish. Also using a freshly squeezed lemon will reduce the bitterness versus using bottled lemon juice. All ingredients can be adjusted to your individual taste. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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