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Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Rosemary and Lemon

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These super tender low carb chicken thighs with rosemary and lemon are cooked in the slow cooker or Instant Pot!

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Rosemary and Lemon - a super tender recipe that's almost zero carb!

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I love brown meat chicken cuts – especially thighs and wings. With wings I like them at two extremes – baked and crispy (try these lemon pepper wings), or soft, tender and slow cooked.

The same is true of chicken thighs. I prefer to leave the bone in as it seems to add flavor – but if you prefer boneless then definitely still try this recipe. The earthy rosemary and the soft, almost sweet lemon works so well with the chicken. Oh and you can make these with skin on or off. But I like it with the skin on better – you'll just need to quickly broil it after cooking if you like it crispy!

How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Rosemary and Lemon

Add some olive oil to the base of an Instant Pot and select the Sauté function. Add the chicken thighs, skin side down. Cook for about 5 minutes, moving around frequently, until the skin starts to darken. Alternatively, this can be done in a large skillet.

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Rosemary and Lemon - a super tender recipe that's almost zero carb!

Cancel the Sauté function and turn the chicken thighs over (or place them in a 3 quart slow cooker bowl). In a small bowl mix together some white wine (or chicken broth) and garlic paste. Add it to the cooker.

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Rosemary and Lemon - a super tender recipe that's almost zero carb!

Add a whole quartered lemon, chopped fresh rosemary, and salt and black pepper, and stir to mix. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Rosemary and Lemon - a super tender recipe that's almost zero carb!

Close the lid (Seal set to venting if using an Instant Pot) and cook on high for 2 hours or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165F. Transfer the chicken thighs to a plate, then spoon a little of the juices from the cooker over the top.

Note: If you prefer a crispier skin, season the thighs with salt and black pepper, and place under a hot broiler for 3-5 minutes before serving.

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Rosemary and Lemon - a super tender recipe that's almost zero carb!

For a light lunch, serve the chicken with a crisp salad. For a more substantial meal, check out all my low carb sides!

 

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Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Rosemary and Lemon

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Rosemary and Lemon

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

These super tender low carb chicken thighs with rosemary and lemon are cooked in the slow cooker or Instant Pot!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in, skin on
  • ¼ cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 whole lemon, quartered
  • 1 tbs chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil to the base of an Instant Pot and select the Sauté function. Add the chicken thighs, skin side down. Cook for about 5 minutes, moving around frequently, until the skin starts to darken. Alternatively, this can be done in a large skillet.
  2. Cancel the Sauté function and turn the chicken thighs over (or place them in a slow cooker bowl). In a small bowl mix together some white wine (or broth) and garlic paste. Add it to the cooker.
  3. Add a quartered lemon, chopped fresh rosemary, and salt and black pepper, and stir to mix. 
  4. Close the lid (Seal set to venting if using an Instant Pot) and cook on high for 2 hours or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165F.
  5. Transfer the chicken thighs to a plate, then spoon a little of the juices from the cooker over the top.
  6. Note: If you prefer a crispier skin, season the thighs with salt and black pepper, and place under a hot broiler for 3-5 minutes before serving.

Notes

0.5g net carbs per serving. Note: Only the lemon and chicken is counted in the data because the other ingredients add minimum nutritive value.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 2 Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving Calories 565Total Fat 44gSaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 221mgSodium 175mgCarbohydrates 1gNet Carbohydrates 0.5gFiber 0.5gProtein 37g
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Linda

Tuesday 11th of October 2016

Looks great. What can I substitute the white wine with

Georgina

Tuesday 11th of October 2016

Try chicken stock or vegetable stock!

Katrin

Tuesday 11th of October 2016

I'll seriously have to get myself a slow cooker. These chicken thighs look like they are just incredibly tender!

Georgina

Tuesday 11th of October 2016

A slow cooker is a game changer! Great for the summer when you don't want the oven on, and great for the fall and winter when you want stews and casseroles!

STACEY

Monday 10th of October 2016

Oh this sounds easy and yummy. I just love your slow cooker recipes.

Tasha | Ketogasm.com

Monday 10th of October 2016

Mmm, rosemary and lemon is so good together! You are a slow cooker genius!

Georgina

Tuesday 11th of October 2016

LOL Thank you!

Kim | Low Carb Maven

Sunday 9th of October 2016

Lemon and rosemary is such a classic combination with chicken. I love that this dish is done in the crock pot for maximum ease and efficiency.

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