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Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Creamy Lemon Sauce on white plate with sliced lemons

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Creamy Lemon Sauce

Ever wondered about how to make chicken thighs? Well, if you want the best, most flavorful and delicious recipe that everyone will devour, then you need to try making these simple and easy Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Creamy Lemon Sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 513kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced (or about 1/4 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon grainy mustard
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Sprinkle each side of chicken with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper
  • In large skillet over medium high heat melt butter with olive oil
  • Add onion and garlic and saute for about 2 minutes
  • Move onions and garlic to side of pan and add seasoned chicken thighs
  • Saute for about 2-3 minutes on each side until nicely browned
  • Transfer contents of pan to slow cooker
  • Add chicken broth
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or high for 3-4
  • Remove chicken and cover to keep warm
  • Add cream, mustard and lemon juice to slow cooker and whisk
  • To thicken sauce pour into small saucepan and whisk in 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes until thickened to desired consistency
  • Add additional salt and pepper to taste
  • Pour over chicken and serve


  • I cooked this on low in my 5 quart slow cooker for 6 hours
  • transfer sauce to a pan to simmer for best results
  • I don't recommend subbing breasts for thighs in this recipe
  • leftovers can be stored tightly covered in fridge up to 3 days


Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 284mg | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 694mg | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2.2mg