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Slow-Cooked Lemon Chicken Recipe

Try our delicious Slow-Cooked Lemon Chicken Recipe

Credit: Lisa Guy

This nutritious dish contains plenty of protein to keep you satisfied and blood sugar levels stable. Chicken is a great source of tryptophan, an amino acid needed to make melatonin which is an important neurotransmitter that helps us sleep and acts as an antioxidant in the body. Chicken also provides a good dose of immune-boosting zinc and vitamin B12 to support healthy brain and nerve function. 

Serves: 3–4



  • 2 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • Pinch sea salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Small handful fresh rosemary or thyme (plus extra for serving)
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 medium organic chicken breasts
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • ½ cup chicken bone broth
  • 1 lemon, cut into thin slices
  • 8 small potatoes, halved
  • Steamed greens to serve
  1. In large bowl add olive oil, oregano, paprika, sea salt, pepper, lemon juice, rosemary and garlic.
  2. Place chicken in seasoning mixture and coat well.
  3. Place sliced onion in slow cooker, layer with chicken, top with extra seasoning mix and lemon slices. Add potatoes and bone broth. Secure lid and cook on high for 3–4 hours or on low for 6–8 hours.
  4. Add broccoli and cook for a further 10 mins.
  5. For golden-brown chicken place chicken and potatoes on baking tray under the griller for 5 mins.
  6. Serve topped with fresh herbs.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .