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Savory Citrus Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

Savory Citrus Chicken is prepared in the slow cooker for an easy weeknight meal. Tons of flavor with virtually no effort. The entire family will love this easy chicken dinner. 
Savory Citrus Chicken Recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner! From MissintheKitchen.com

Savory Citrus Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

As the heat continues I have been turning to my slow cooker more and more to get meals on the table.  It has just been too hot to turn on the oven.

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I had a package of chicken thighs and decided the slow cooker was the answer.  Since the heat index was 119 degrees today, I think it was a good call.

I did have a crazy-bad experience cooking chicken in my slow cooker/deep fryer that I received as a wedding gift many years ago.  The fact that it was supposed to cook super low and slow or super hot and fast should have served as a warning.

My husband came home from work before me and the chicken had exploded.  It seriously exploded all over the kitchen, from the cabinets to the floor.  A total greasy chicken mess.

Savory Citrus Chicken Recipe from MissintheKitchen

It was awful!  That slow cooker went into the trash and my husband being the sweet guy that he is, had it all cleaned up by the time I got home.  Love that man.

These days no exploding chickens in my kitchen, just a great meal that couldn’t have been easier.  I had chicken thighs, you could use chicken breasts, what ever floats your boat.

Along with the chicken I added a little beer, some honey dijon mustard a few spices and some orange slices and closed the lid.  Four hours later I had a fabulous dinner!

More Easy Chicken Recipes:

These Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs from Dine and Dish are sure to please. This is my go-to chicken brine for any method of cooking chicken. If you are looking for something on the lighter side, this Simple Grilled Chicken Salad is always a hit. 

I served the Savory Citrus Chicken with rosemary brioche rolls and the easy pasta salad and some fresh watermelon.  A great summer meal!




Savory Citrus Chicken Recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner! From MissintheKitchen.com
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Savory Citrus Chicken - Slow Cooker Recipe

Prep Time5 minutes
Inactive Time36 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings: 4 - 6 servings
Author: Milisa


  • 4 -6 chicken thighs or breasts about 2 pounds
  • 12 oz beer I used Bud Light
  • 2 tablespoons honey dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon herbs de provence
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 whole orange ends trimmed and sliced into 4-6 slices


  • Add chicken to slow cooker. Pour beer into slow cooker and whisk in honey dijon mustard. Sprinkle herbs de provence and salt over chicken thighs. Lay a orange slice over each chicken thigh.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or 6 to 8 hours on low.

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