Are you looking for a no-fuss, delicious dinner option? Slow cooker garlic chicken is incredibly easy to make and a tasty choice for any day of the week.
With minimal prep and the slow cooker doing most of the work, you get to enjoy a full of flavour dinner that’s both time-saving and filling.
🛒 What You Need
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This slow cooker garlic chicken recipe combines tender boneless chicken thighs with a flavourful mix of garlic powder, fresh garlic cloves, onion powder, and mixed dried herbs. Butter adds richness, while lemon zest and juice bring a fresh zing. The dish is cooked in a chicken stock, with the option to thicken the sauce using chicken gravy granules or cornflour. Seasoned with just salt and pepper, it’s a simple yet delicious meal.
👩🍳 Making It
Follow these simple steps to create this slow cooker meal.
Place the chicken thighs in the slow cooker.
Mix the chicken stock with boiling water, lemon juice, and zest. Pour this over the chicken in the slow cooker.
Sprinkle garlic powder, onion powder, and dried herbs over the chicken, followed by the crushed garlic and butter.
Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
Once cooked, transfer the chicken to a plate. Mix chicken gravy granules or a cornflour slurry* into the remaining liquid in the slow cooker to make a gravy.
* Mix 1 tablespoon cornflour with 1 ½ tablespoons water
You can either return the chicken to the slow cooker and submerge it into the sauce, or, pour the sauce over the chicken when plated.
I had some roasted potatoes I had just cooked in the air fryer so I submerged them into the sauce alongside the chicken and served directly from the slow cooker bowl.
Alternatively you can plate up the chicken and sides, transfer the sauce to a jug or gravy boat and pour as much over your chicken as you wish.
🧾 More Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes
Are you looking for more slow cooker chicken recipes? Try out some of my favourites below:
- Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole
- Slow Cooker Chicken Curry
- Slow Cooker Chicken Chasseur
- Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken
- Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
- Slow Cooker Chicken and Chorizo
- Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken