Slow Cooker Lemon Basil Chicken With Carrots

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This lemony herb-flavored chicken recipe pairs perfectly with brown rice or another whole grain. It is the perfect late summer dish when you want something just short of hearty as autumn draws closer. You can also use the leftovers in a salad or on a sandwich, or toss it ready-made into broth for a quick chicken soup.

Slow cooker recipes are great for a variety of reasons. They are convenient and allow you to prep quickly and have a full meal without a lot of kitchen time. Chicken recipes in the slow cooker are especially delicious because the slow, low-temperature cooking allows the chicken to stay moist and juicy.

This slow cooker lemon basil chicken recipe offers the best of slow cooker cooking with the freshest and brightest flavors. There is no need to worry about a heavy dish packed with fat and calories when you combine lean chicken, fresh basil, and the bright, refreshing taste of lemon. The addition of carrots adds an extra touch of healthy nutrients and vitamins.

Lemon and basil pair together perfectly. They taste garden fresh and enhance the natural flavor of the chicken even more. You will love how healthy this lemon basil chicken recipe is and be thrilled that it tastes so great!

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Slow Cooker Lemon Basil Chicken With Carrots

This chicken recipe is full of bright flavors and healthy vitamins that will leave you happy and satisfied.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1.5 cup
Course Dinner
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts approximately 5 pieces
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth no sugar added
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice fresh squeezed, about 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon basil dry
  • 4 carrots medium, peeled and thinly sliced


  • Place the carrots in the bottom of the slow cooker and put everything else on top of them.
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F.
  • The chicken should shred easily when it's done.
  • Shred chicken and serve by itself or over whole grains of choice.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cup | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 0
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Slow Cooker

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  1. This is my all time favorite Skinny Ms Slowcooker recipe!!!  It's simple, easy and combines some of my favorite flavors -Lemon & Basil!  It does pair nicely with whole grain & wild rice! 

  2. I made this for my husband last night and it was not good! Way too lemon tasting and made my mouth have a very strange aftertaste 🙁

    1. Elizabeth, Sure…just add any of your favorite veggies on the bottom of the slow cooker, add chicken and other ingredients on top. YUM!

    1. Nichole, Cooking on high is fine, but I would recommend uping the liquid. Here’s what I’d do: use the 1/4 cup lemon juice but increase the broth to 1 1/2 cups. You can drain off any liquid not needed or use on another dish. 🙂

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