By JJ Virgin

Healthy Slow Cooker Lemon Thyme Chicken


May 2, 2019

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

These flavorful chicken thighs are slow cooked in the sunny and bright flavors of garlic, lemon, and thyme – it’s a healthy, classic dish any time of year!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • Yields: 4 servings


1 1/2 lbs organic free-range boneless skinless chicken thighs

2 tsp olive oil

1/2 cup organic chicken bone broth (We love Flavorchef!)

Zest and juice of a whole organic lemon

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

5 garlic, whole

1 tbsp fresh thyme, leaves pulled and chopped OR 1 tsp dried thyme, plus more for garnish


1Combine chicken, olive oil, chicken stock, lemon juice and zest, thyme, sea salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and garlic in the crock pot.

2Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or low for about 6 hours.

3Serve over brown rice, gluten-free corn-free pasta, or cauliflower rice, and garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme and more lemon slices if you like.

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Nutrition Facts

Sodium160 mg
Protein51 g
Cholesterol151 mg
Sugar0.1 g
Total Fat15 g
Total Carbohydrates4 g
Dietary Fiber0.5 g