Slow Cooker Lemon Rosemary Chicken

One of the things I really hate about North Florida during this time of year is the weather. The pollen just seems to rush in and it gets worse and worse every year! I know it’s here because my car is covered in it! But, the worst part of it is the havoc it wreaks on my sinuses, which in turn, triggers my asthma! Despite all the inhalers, allergy pills, nasal spray, and nebulizer treatments I have been doing, I still can’t seem to stop coughing my lungs out! Needless to say, it’s kind of been a miserable week!

I just realized I said nasal spray in a post about food. Kind of gross, no? Anyway, let’s move on to this here chicken. I’ve had a hankering to pull out my slow cooker and come up with a new recipe. I wanted something light and simple and this chicken fit the bill! It was so tender and just broke apart and the lemon and rosemary gave it such delicious flavor! I also stuck some carrots and potatoes in there. I love one-pot meals like this one!

Slow Cooker Lemon Rosemary Chicken


  • 2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. baby red potatoes
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 2 tbs. flour or cornstarch (for gravy)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan. Add the chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook on each side about 3 minutes until each side is browned.
  2. In a slow cooker, layer the carrots and potatoes on the bottom. Slice 1 lemon into thin slices and layer over the vegetables. Place the chicken breasts over the vegetables and lemon slices. Pour the chicken broth and lemon juice from the other lemon over the chicken. Then sprinkle evenly with the dried rosemary. Cook on low for about 4 hours or on high for 2 hours.
  3. To make the gravy, remove the chicken and veggies from the crockpot and cover to keep warm. Pour the broth into a sauce pan through a mesh strainer and heat on medium heat. Mix the flour with a little bit of water until it is dissolved and add to the broth. Whisk until the gravy has thickened. Season with salt and pepper if needed. Serve over the chicken and veggies!

If you are not a big lemon person, you can skip layering the lemon slices over the veggies and just use the juice from one lemon.

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  1. I am having some issues with sinuses to, I have a drs appt for something else Monday-but I am going to try and get something for my sinuses too.
    This rosemary lemon chicken does look tasty! I am sure the method of cooking imparts some great lemon flavor to the chicken-delicious post!

  2. I always feel so sorry for the folks that have allergy and healthy issues during the spring. I love the spring, but it can be a miserable time for some of you understandably. My son has allergies and I was so clueless the first year helping him deal with it. I hope you feel better soon. This chicken looks wonderful and I need to cook with rosemary. I am sure I’ve had it… but never cooked with it. So there you go.. the girl with all the spices has so much more to try. :) I also love that you cooked this in the slow cooker! Have a great weekend and feel better! ~ Ramona

  3. Ugh, I’m sorry about your asthma….my youngest and hubby deal with it, too…no fun. But your chicken looks marvelous!! And congrats on the Top 9 today, too!!!

  4. I cannot begin to express how much I cherish slow cooker recipes. This looks like a winner. I am on my way to Florida tonight. I hope the pollen isn’t too bad.

  5. Mmm! What an easy feel-better meal! I love lemon and rosemary together, too. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Stephanie…my spring allergies started early this year,too! Maybe it was the mild winter we had. But this looks like the perfect spring dinner! And so perfect since it is made in the slow cooker! I am all about keeping it simple. And I would love to have this delicious dish waiting for me when I got home from work! : )

  7. This looks fantastic – rosemary is hands down my favorite way to flavor chicken breasts, and oh how I wish I had a slow cooker now!

  8. I use nasal spray everyday and when the spring begin I have to switch with singulair the only allergies medicine it’s work for me ,hope you feel better !!
    BTW this chicken recipe is awesome,,,Yummy and heathy,i love using lemon on chicken !

  9. That looks yummy–and those new potatoes are the perfect accompaniment. I was just in Northern Florida for work earlier this week and my throat has been sore ever since. I think you may have explained why!

  10. Luckily enough, I don’t have allergy problems. This chicken looks healthy, and delicious! I am all about a good slow cooker recipe!

  11. For some reason I have never done chicken in the slow cooker – this looks incredible, my mouth is waaaattering.

  12. I hate allergy season as well! It’s a killer! This chicken looks delish! Yum!!

  13. There is something about lemon and rosemary…when they get together…they create magic!

  14. What a wonderful recipe!!!!
    This recipe inspires me to use my slowcooker more!!!

  15. When we used to live in Jax, I always had the same problem. My black SUV was always yellow :) Great slow cooker recipe! You know I love me some slow-cooking!

  16. I’m so sorry to hear about your allergies, it can feel so miserable…
    I like everything about this recipe, I mean, rosemary, chicken and lemon? That’s one fabulous combination!

  17. Poor you! I have eczema so i know what you mean with allergies :(

    this looks like a great easy recipe for dinner on the week nights yum!

  18. It is allergy season in Phoenix too, and while my sinuses aren’t suffering, my eyes are so itchy. It’ Love this chicken! I need to use my slow cooker more.

  19. Our eldest had the same persistent dry cough… not fun and it kept him up through the night – sometimes, you’ve just got to let your body work through it as unpleasant as it is… I hope you feel better soon. I’m delighted to have a new slow cooker recipe to try. I’m all about the convenience of the crock-pot and, when it includes delicious ingredients like this recipe – I’m in 100%!

  20. I hear ya about the allergies. I lived in Georgia for about 3 years in high school and the pollen is outrageous! Ugh, how miserable. So sorry :( On the other hand, this chicken looks and sounds outstanding. I have chicken ready to prepare tomorrow and I am using your recipe! I don’t have potatoes but I’ll just make some rice to go with it. Anything to keep from going to the store! Feel better!

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  23. I just put the ingredients in the crockpot and it smells amazing. The only thing I changed was to add four cloves of minced garlic, because I’m obsessed with garlic in my food. :)

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