Slow Cooker Salmon with Creamy Lemon Sauce

This Crock Pot Salmon recipe creates tender, flaky fish, topped with a delectable creamy lemon sauce. It’s effortless to prepare, bursting with flavor, and cooked to perfection in your slow cooker.

An Easy Salmon Recipe That’s Bursting with Flavor

Looking for a way to effortlessly prepare salmon without compromising on taste? Look no further than the slow cooker method. Just toss it in, set it, and let it work its magic! Well, don’t completely forget about it—come back in 2 hours to enjoy this delicious dish.

Not only is this the easiest way to cook salmon, but it’s also incredibly healthy and low-carb. It can even be a great option for those following a Keto diet. Just remember to keep an eye on your protein intake. Aim for grams of protein per day that match your body weight. For instance, if you weigh 150 pounds, aim for 150 grams of protein per day or less.

Furthermore, cooking the fish in a liquid mixture of broth and lemon juice ensures it remains moist and flavorful throughout the process.

Slow Cooker Salmon with Creamy Lemon Sauce

Preparing salmon using the slow cooker method guarantees tender and juicy results every time. To complement our dinner, we’ll also whip up a quick and creamy lemon sauce.

If you prefer not to use a slow cooker, you can try this Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce recipe instead.

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How to Cook Salmon in a Slow Cooker

  1. Begin by selecting a fresh salmon fillet weighing approximately 1.5 to 2 pounds. Individual smaller fillets will work too—it doesn’t have to be the same size as the one shown here.
  2. Line your slow cooker with parchment paper and place lemon slices down the center.
  3. Set the salmon fillet on top of the lemon slices and season it with salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and Italian Seasoning. If you have a preferred seasoning rub for fish, feel free to use that instead.
  4. Pour vegetable broth and lemon juice into the slow cooker, surrounding the fish. DO NOT pour it over the fish.
  5. Set your slow cooker to LOW and cook for 2 hours.
  6. Once the fish is cooked, transfer the slow cooker bowl to the oven for a few minutes to achieve a delightful browning effect on top of the fish.
  7. Remove from the oven and lift out the fish using the parchment paper.

Slow Cooker Salmon

Creamy Lemon Sauce

  1. In a small pot or saucepan, combine lemon juice, chicken broth, and heavy cream. Cook covered on LOW for 8 minutes.
  2. Remove the lid, increase the heat to HIGH, and continue cooking until the sauce has reduced and thickened, approximately 2 more minutes.
  3. Drizzle the sauce over the fish, garnish with fresh parsley, and serve with lemon wedges.

Slow Cooker Salmon with Lemon Sauce

How to Use Up Leftover Salmon

Cooking a large piece of salmon in the slow cooker allows for convenient meal prepping. You can chop up the fillets and add them to soups, salads, or try them in my Salmon Cobb Salad recipe. Another option is to make salmon cakes or incorporate it into a casserole.

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How to Store Cooked Salmon

  1. Allow the salmon to cool completely.
  2. Place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

How to Freeze Cooked Salmon

  1. Place cooled salmon fillets in a freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  2. When ready to serve, thaw the salmon overnight in the fridge. Transfer it to a rimmed baking sheet and warm it at 275F for approximately 15 minutes. The fish is done when the internal temperature reaches 130F.

Slow Cooker Salmon

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Enjoy your delicious slow cooker salmon dish!