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Slow Cooker Meal: Honey-Lemon Chicken with Potatoes

Slow Cooker Meal: Honey-Lemon Chicken with Potatoes


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • 1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated

  • 4-5 sprigs thyme, leaves picked and chopped

  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or water

To finish:

  • Zest of 1 lemon, cut into strips

  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped

  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted

  • Balsamic Drizzle


In a skillet, heat the EVOO over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and brown on both sides.

Scatter the potatoes, onion, garlic, thyme and lemon slices in the bowl of a crock pot. Season with salt and pepper. Lay the browned chicken over the veggies and drizzle with honey. Add the stock or water, cover and cook, undisturbed, for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.

Serve each portion topped with a combination of the lemon zest, parsley, toasted nuts and balsamic drizzle. This is one of many "Yum-o!" recipes – it's good and good for you. To find out more about Yum-o!, Rachael's nonprofit organization, go to