Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts Recipe

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Essential Slow Cooker RecipesLemon Pepper Chicken is one of those weeknight dinners that’s easy to pull out at a moment’s notice. It uses pantry-staple ingredients and has such a quick prep time, but the classic lemon pepper flavor combo still makes this a winner.

  • Yield: 5 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 15 Minutes


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 (1-ounce) package Italian dressing mix
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt
  • Sliced scallions, for garnish
  • Cooked white rice, for serving
How to Make It
  1. Lightly spray the insert of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. In a shallow dish or pie plate, combine the flour and pepper. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, full coating all sides.
  3. In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chicken. Lightly brown each side to lightly crisp the breading, 3 to 5 minutes. The chicken will not be cooked through but will finish cooking in the slow cooker.
  4. Transfer the chicken to the slow cooker. Sprinkle the Italian dressing mix over the top of the chicken.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and broth. Pour over the chicken and seasonings.
  6. Cook on Low for 3 to 4 hours.
  7. Zest the lemon and slice the lemon into wheels.
  8. Before serving, sprinkle with the lemon zest, salt, pepper, and scallions. Serve with the lemon wheels and cooked rice.

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