Lemon Chicken Thighs with Olives: Budget Friendly Slow Cooker Recipe

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The older my kids get, the more busy we get.

I’m telling you, if you have babies right now? Enjoy those evenings at home.

You might be covered in spit up and dealing with colic, but that’s nothing compared to being dance mom, homework mom, baseball mom all in the span of 3 hours!

I wouldn’t trade it for anything though.

However, home cooked meals can be tough to juggle with a packed schedule.

Making them healthy adds an extra layer of complexity that sometimes leaves me just screaming for Chipotle (let’s be honest…I scream for Chipotle a LOT. It’s good stuff).

Thankfully, between the slow cooker and my favorite meal planning service, I am lucky enough to have a fine repertoire of good and healthy meals that can be thrown into the slow cooker in the morning (btw, have you seen this AWESOME deal on this slow cooker today? Wowza!) and ready to eat somewhere in between the chaos of the evening.

This evening, I actually made my famous lasagna recipe in the slow cooker and it turned out AMAZING!

I think next on my list of healthy slow cooker recipes is this AWESOME Lemon Chicken Thigh with olives recipe.

I love that the ingredients are clean, simple, easy and CHEAP. Best of all, I love that every ingredient is guaranteed to pack a flavor punch! No dry and boring chicken here.

Who says healthy, clean eating has to be flavorless, boring and time consuming?

No way!

Check this out! I can’t WAIT to try it!

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Meal Plan: Lemon Chicken Thighs with Olives Recipe

Ingredients

  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ cup pitted green olives

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle chicken thighs evenly with salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add half of chicken.
  3. Cook about 3 minutes per side, or until browned.
  4. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  5. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet, and repeat procedure with remaining chicken.
  6. Transfer to slow cooker, and add lemon slices.
  7. Combine broth, juice, flour and cumin, stirring with a whisk.
  8. Pour broth mixture over chicken.
  9. Top with olives and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  10. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours.

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Lemon Chicken Thighs with Olives: A Healthy Budget Friendly Slow Cooker Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ cup pitted green olives
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle chicken thighs evenly with salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add half of chicken.
  3. Cook about 3 minutes per side, or until browned.
  4. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  5. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet, and repeat procedure with remaining chicken.
  6. Transfer to slow cooker, and add lemon slices.
  7. Combine broth, juice, flour and cumin, stirring with a whisk.
  8. Pour broth mixture over chicken.
  9. Top with olives and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  10. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours.

 

 

Tell us what you think:

  1. Kiki says

    You have lemon slices on the ingredient list but you don’t say what to do with them. Do you top the chicken with them along with the olives or are they just for garnish?

  2. Kiki says

    Ahhhh! Don’t know how I missed that. Ended up topping the chicken with them at the end. Served it with rice and green beans and everyone loved it!

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