Slow-Cooker Lemon-Pepper Chicken Thighs with Broccolini


What if you could have tender, slow-cooker chicken thighs and crisp Broccolini to feed four with 10 minutes of hands-on time and eight common ingredients? Now, you can, and here's the recipe to prove it. Garnish with fresh oregano leaves and additional kosher salt and black pepper, if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, plus 3 tablespoons fresh juice (from 2 lemons)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 8 bone-in, skinless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)

  • ½ cup unsalted chicken stock

  • 8 lemon slices (from 1 lemon)

  • 1 pound fresh Broccolini, trimmed (about 3 bunches)


  1. Stir together the pepper, lemon zest, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt in a small bowl. Rub the chicken with the lemon-pepper mixture. Place in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add the stock and lemon juice to the slow cooker. Top evenly with the lemon slices. Cover and cook on LOW 1 hour and 30 minutes. Uncover the slow cooker and place the Broccolini on top of the chicken. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook until the chicken and vegetables are tender, about 2 more hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
11g Fat
10g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 chicken thighs, 1 1/2 cups Broccolini
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 37g 74%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 548mg 24%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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