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Lemon Chicken Baked on a Bed of Sauerkraut – A Slow Cooker Recipe

Servings 6 -8 servings


  • 32 oz jar sauerkraut
  • 1/2 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary crumbled
  • 2.5 - 3 lbs. chicken thighs or other cut
  • 3 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Rinse the sauerkraut and drain. Give it a squeeze with your hands to remove extra water.
  • Place kraut in the crockpot that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Add red pepper and rosemary and stir into the kraut.
  • Place chicken over kraut.
  • Mix lemon juice and olive oil. Brush on chicken, using all of the lemon juice/olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Cook on high 5-6 hours or low 7-8 hours.