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Delicious Slow Cooker Lemonade Chicken

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Slow cooker lemonade chicken is delicious dump and go crockpot meal. This chicken dinner boasts a tangy sweet and sour sauce made with lemonade concentrate, lemon zest and more. You can cook it on high or low so it's ready when you get home.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6



  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 6 Ounces lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ Cup ketchup
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire
  • ¼ Cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper, coarse
  • ¼ Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • parsley, chopped, as garnish


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine lemonade, garlic paste, brown sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Whisk well.
  • Preheat a cast iron skillet over high heat
  • Add chicken to the bowl and let soak for 10 minutes as the skillet preheats.
  • Coat the pan with a splash of olive oil to prevent sticking. Sear the chicken on each side for 1 minute.
  • Place chicken into the slow cooker and pour marinade over the top. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 3 hours.
  • Remove chicken from the crock pot and pour liquid into a sauce pan. Make a slurry with the cornstarch and add to the liquid. Whisk and bring to a boil.
  • Plate chicken on a platter and pour sauce over the chicken. Garnish with lemon zest and chopped parsley.


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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