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Allspice, Orange and Lemon Crockpot Chicken Thighs (Low Carb, Gluten Free)

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Why do we not use the crockpot more in the summer? How perfect is it to be able to throw everything into the slow cooker, go off and have some summer fun and a few hours later sit down to a great meal. Yeap, it really does not get easier or more delicious than this Allspice, Orange and Lemon Crockpot Chicken Thighs.

Just look at that crispy golden brown skin, made tastier with warming allspice (pimento) and a zesty orange and lemon sauce, lifted with fragrant thyme and citrus slices. Not much effort needed apart from a few minutes of crisping up the chicken thighs.

Yeap the most beautiful spiced, tasty easy lunch or weeknight dinner that is also perfect for entertaining. I have got your back.

Guys this recipe is highly versatile. You can change up the seasonings as you’d like, remove the skin from the chicken for a leaner meal, skip the browning step if you’re tight on time, etc.

Plus frugal, easy one-pot cooking and minimal washing up is a good thing, right?

 

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Ready to learn just how easy it is to make flavorful lemon allspice chicken thighs in crockpot ? Then gather up your ingredients and let me show you…..

How To Make Crockpot Chicken Thighs

  1. Season the chicken thighs with half the allspice and salt and heat the oil.
  2. Brown the chicken thighs on all sides.
  3. Add chicken into the crockpot, followed by all the other ingredients and cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  4. Serve the Lemon Crockpot Chicken Thighs warm with sides of your choice.

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Tips

Here are a few tips so that making Orange Chicken thighs in crockpot is super easy for you.

  • The browning step adds a lovely flavour to the end dish and crisps the skin, but skip it if you don’t have time.
  • For a leaner meal, remove the skin from the chicken thighs before cooking.
  • Adjust or change the seasoning altogether on your allspice slow cooker chicken thighs to suit your preferences.

How to Season Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

This recipe is so versatile and you can add any flavour profile to your crockpot whole chicken. For this recipe, I have kept it simple with allspice, thyme, lemon, oranges and salt. Other things you can add in include minced garlic, Herbes de Provence, oregano, and smoked paprika.

Can Crockpot Chicken Thighs Be Frozen?

Yes they can, making them a great meal prep solution follow these steps below to make freezing and thawing super easy.

How To Freeze Crockpot Chicken Thighs

  • Let the chicken cool down completely.
  • Discard the citrus fruit and thyme
  • Add the chicken thighs and liquid into these very handy Ziploc freezer bags.
  • Squeeze out all the extra air and seal the bags. Label the bags and then lay them flat in the freezer.
  • Store the lemon garlic chicken thighs in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How to Thaw Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

  • Remove the chicken thighs from the freezer the night before you need them and let fully thaw in the fridge.

Crockpot Lemon Chicken Thighs Serving Suggestions

To keep these Crockpot Lemon Chicken Thighs on the lighter side, I tend to serve them with lots of fresh cut up veggies and salads. But you can pair them up with other carbs as you wish.

  • Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad.
  • Sesame Spinach Salad.
  • Air Fryer Corn on the Cob.
  • Instant Pot Mashed Potato.
  • Instant Pot Quinoa.
  • Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes.

More Great Tasting Chicken Recipes

  • Easy Slow Cooker Whole Chicken.
  • Instant Pot Chicken Thighs.
  • Air Fryer Chicken Thighs.
  • Sheet pan Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato.

Allspice, Lemon & Orange Crockpot Chicken Thighs Weight Watchers Points

  • If you replace the olive oil used for frying with a calorie-controlled cooking spray there are 7 Freestyle SmartPoints in one serving of these Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs.

 

  • If you replace the olive oil used for frying with a calorie-controlled cooking spray and use skinless chicken thighs, there are  just 2 Freestyle SmartPoints in one serving of slow cooker skinless chicken thighs.

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5 from 7 votes

Allspice, Orange and Lemon Crockpot Chicken Thighs

A delicious slow cooker allspice orange and lemon chicken.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American, Western
Servings: 6
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

Allspice Orange and Lemon Crockpot Chicken Thighs Ingredients List:

  • 6 large chicken thighs with the skin on
  • 1 1/4 tsp allspice (divided)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 2-3 oranges (1 cup)
  • 1 tsp honey (or more, to taste)
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 3 slices of orange
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • ground black pepper

Instructions

Allspice Orange and Lemon Crockpot Chicken Thighs Cooking Instructions:

  • Season the chicken with half the allspice and salt and heat the oil.
  • Brown the chicken on all sides (for a total of about 6 minutes).
  • Add chicken to your crockpot (if you are not already frying this in your slow cooker), followed by the rest of the ingredients, cover and cook on high for 3-4 hrs.
  • Remove the crockpot chicken thighs from the slow cooker when done and serve warm.
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Notes

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Tips

  • The browning step adds a lovely flavour to the end dish and crisps the skin, but skip it if you don’t have time.
  • For a leaner meal, remove the skin from the chicken thighs before cooking.
  • Adjust or change the seasoning altogether on your allspice slow cooker chicken thighs to suit your preferences.

Allspice, Lemon & Orange Crockpot Chicken Thighs Weight Watchers Points

  • If you replace the olive oil used for frying with a calorie-controlled cooking spray there are 7 Freestyle SmartPoints in one serving of these Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs.
  • If you replace the olive oil used for frying with a calorie-controlled cooking spray and use skinless chicken thighs, there are  just 2 Freestyle SmartPoints in one serving of slow cooker skinless chicken thighs.

Crockpot Chicken Thighs Serving Suggestions

To keep these Crockpot Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs light, I tend to serve them with lots of fresh cut up veggies and salads. But you can pair them up with other carbs as you wish.

Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad.

Sesame Spinach Salad.

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob.

Instant Pot Mashed Potato.

Instant Pot Quinoa.

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes.

More Chicken Recipes

Easy Slow Cooker Whole Chicken.

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs.

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs.

Sheet pan Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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