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Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts

Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts are tender, juicy, and perfectly seasoned with your favorite herbs and spices! Perfect for salads, wraps or just served on a bed of rice.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 chicken breasts
Calories 295kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lemon halved


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian dried herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional


  • In a small bowl, combine all the Seasoning ingredients and stir with a fork.
  • Run chicken breasts under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place on a cutting board or plate and season both sides of the chicken with the prepared mixture.
  • Add chicken broth and butter to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken, overlapping as little as possible.
  • Add lemon halves, fresh rosemary, thyme, and bay leaves.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3 hours or more if needed, chicken should be tender easy to shred.
  • Discard rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, and lemon halves when done cooking.
  • Shred the chicken using two forks.
  • Serve on salads, rice or part of sandwiches, wraps, and quesadillas.



Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 642mg | Potassium: 885mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg