Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks

Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken is made with chicken quarters and preserved lemons. You'll be entraced by the amazing smell!

Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken Photo

Chicken is a staple in our house. Since I have a deep freezer, there are always numerous packages waiting to be defrosted at any given time. While I occasional make a whole chicken, the legs and thighs win out at our house.

No one prefers the white meat, so I buy plenty of packages of chicken quarters. Not only are they versatile, the price is right and they are a very economical meal. This simple chicken dish doesn’t require many ingredients so it goes on the dinner rotation often.

Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken Picture

The first time I tried a jar of preserved lemons, I fell in love. I usually buy them at Trader Joe’s, but Whole Foods sells them also. While many cooks love to preserve their own lemons, I like the easy way of opening a jar and getting dinner together in a few minutes. The lemons add a really special touch to this chicken dish. If you do not have preserved lemons, regular lemons can be substituted. Just be sure to add a little extra salt to the chicken, as preserved lemons have a much saltier flavor.

Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken Image

When preparing this dish, I like to spend a little extra time browning the chicken. It gives great color to the chicken as well as more flavor to the sauce. The smoked paprika also adds both color and flavor to the dish.

Once the chicken is browned the dish is ready to cook itself away in the slow cooker. I cut the potatoes in half rather than cutting them in small pieces so they keep their shape and do not get mushy.

Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken Pic

I like to serve this meal with a green bean salad or tossed salad on the side. It can be made in advance so that you can get home from work and have dinner ready in no time.

If you like using your slow cooker as much as I do, try out these recipes too!

Slow Cooker Beef and Beer Sliders

Crock Pot Orange Chicken

Crock Pot Ham

Pork and Black Beans

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

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Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 3 Chicken Quarters, Large
  • 2 tablespoons Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Salt, Plus extra to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 6 medium Potatoes, Cut in half
  • 1-2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Capers
  • 8 slices Preserved Lemon, About 1 1/2 lemons
  • 1 cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped Parsley, Plus extra for garnish


  1. Cut the chicken quarters into two pieces removing any excess fat but leaving the skin on.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, 1 teaspoon salt and garlic powder. Sprinkle on the chicken and potatoes, coating well.
  3. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil on medium heat and sauté the chicken for about 10 minutes or until the skin is golden brown, turning once in the middle of cooking.
  4. Put the chicken and potatoes in a large slow cooker. Add capers, preserved lemon and chicken broth. Give the pot a stir so the chicken and potatoes are both coated with the broth.
  5. Cook in the slow cooker on high heat for 4 to 6 hours or until chicken and potatoes are tender. 
  6. Garnish with parsley the last few minutes of cooking. Serve chicken and potatoes garnished with some of the lemon wedges.


Cooking Method:
Slow Cooker
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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 360 minutes
Total Time: 375 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 89
Calories 305

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 638mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 11g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.

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