Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Lindsey Lower
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
8 Hours 15 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 thigh, 1/4 pound potatoes, and about 5 tablespoons jus)

White meat can dry out after a long haul in the slow cooker, so we opt for bone-in thighs to guarantee optimal flavor and succulence. Make prep easier with prepeeled garlic, and pretty-up the platter with lemon slices and thyme sprigs.


How to Make It

Step 1

Coat bottom and sides of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

Step 2

Combine stock, wine, flour, butter, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk; pour mixture into slow cooker. Sprinkle chicken thighs evenly with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place thighs in slow cooker, skin side down. Arrange potatoes, garlic, and thyme over chicken in slow cooker. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper evenly over garlic and potatoes. Cover slow cooker; cook on LOW for 8 hours.

Step 3

Transfer chicken to a platter. Transfer potatoes and garlic to platter with a slotted spoon; discard thyme sprigs. Sprinkle chicken and potatoes evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and parsley. Strain cooking liquid from slow cooker through a sieve into a liquid measuring cup; let stand 3 minutes. Discard any fat that rises to top of liquid. Serve jus with chicken, potatoes, and garlic cloves.

Ratings & Reviews

Very Good but photo is very misleading

July 25, 2016
We thought this had great flavor.  We didn't use the lemon juice at the end because we thought the jus had enough flavor on its own. The garlic spread on crusty bread was delicious too.  I do agree with others regarding the photo for this recipe.  I've been cooking long enough to know that you can not put chicken in over a cup of liquid for 8 hours and have the skin come out brown and crispy, so I wasn't disappointed. However, I feel badly for the novice cook who tries this recipe and then thinks they did something wrong. Why use such a misleading picture?

June 24, 2018
Mine too - very misleading photo - not wiorth the teoubke

June 24, 2018
Mine turned out the same way - wouldn’t bother with this recipe again - this recipe will not look the picture ever!

Completly Misleading

June 29, 2017
The chicken absolutely fell apart, the garlic disappeared and only the potatoes looked similar to the photo that accompanied the recipe.  

Don’t Bother

June 24, 2018
This recipe fell apart - chicken one big mess - garlic disappeared - needed to find all the mushy skin and get rid of it - not worth the effort. My advice find another recipe to try .

my chicken is not brown

March 14, 2016
did you leave something out of the instructions here as my chicken is not browned like the one in the picture..... i feel like you missed a step here somewhere... 

Delicious and easy!

March 15, 2016
The recipe was excellent and only took 15 minutes actual minutes to put together! The recipe makes less than expected and the parsley was unneeded and actually hurt the overall flavor, however overall it was juicy and extremely tender. Our full review with pictures is here: 


May 12, 2016
This chicken turned out excellent! I only had about 1T of lemon juice on hand so I would be interested to try and again with the full amount. I also might consider trying the recipe with skin removed. Flavor was great though and  so easy to prepare! 

Nothing like the picture, marginal at best.

July 12, 2016
I made it exactly according to instructions. The skin does NOT brown. It becomes a mushy mess. Makes sense -- the recipe has you put in the liquid, then drop the thighs into the liquid. They basically poach. Lacks flavor, is a big white mushy meal. If I had a two-year-old, they might love this. Chicken was tender and moist, but very bland. Potatoes were OK.


August 26, 2016
I've seen Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic many times before, but this recipe was uber easy. jus was so good over everything, the potatoes were perfect, and the meat was nice and tender.I've added this recipe to my monthly menu rotation!