Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Lemon Chicken in a Slow Cooker

This dish serves up seasoned, browned chicken breasts that are slow cooked with lemon juice, garlic, and chicken stock. It's a wonderful 'fix and forget' recipe that is easy and pleases just about everyone. Serve with rice or pasta, or eat with a salad.

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·        1 teaspoon dried oregano
·        1/2 teaspoon salt
·        1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
·        2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
·        1 tablespoon butter 
·        2 tablespoons olive oil
·        3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice and lemon slices (optional)
·        2 cloves garlic, minced
·        1 cup chicken stock
·        1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

1.   In a bowl, mix the oregano, salt, and pepper. Rub the mixture into chicken. Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Brown lemon slices and remove. Brown chicken in this for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Place chicken and lemon in a slow cooker.
2.   In the same pan, mix the water, lemon juice, garlic, and stock. Bring the mixture to boil. Pour over the chicken in the slow cooker.
3.   Cover, and cook on High for 3-4 hours, or Low for 6-7 hours. Add the parsley to the slow cooker 15 to 30 minutes before the end of the cook time.
4.   Serve chicken over a bed of whole wheat spaghetti, brown rice or leafy greens and sprinkle Parmesan on top!