Thursday, November 14, 2013

Crockpot Lemon Chicken & Veggies

Now that we’re back home from a week-long road trip visiting family, home cooking crockpot lemon chicken (1)is back on the menu. Since it has finally gotten a bit colder this week, the crockpot has taken up residence on The Frog & PenguINN kitchen counter.

Chicken is on the menu quite often here; lemon and varied herbs are great partners. I came across a few recipes for this recipe, then altered and combined a couple for this version. (Does anyone else do this too?)crockpot lemon chicken (3)

Crockpot Lemon Chicken & Veggies

  • 1/3 C flour (save leftover flour to thicken sauce later)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 4-5 skinless chicken thighs (bone in OR boneless)
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3-4 carrots, cut up OR 1 bag baby carrots
  • 2 stalks celery, cut up
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp each: dried oregano, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme 
  • 1/4 C lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 C  chicken broth (low-sodium is our choice)
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch OR use reserved flour
  • 1/2 C chicken broth (or water) to thicken sauce
  1. Combine flour, salt and pepper in shallow dish and coat chicken pieces, shaking off excess flour. Brown chicken in butter in nonstick skillet over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove chicken and drain on paper towels, then place on top of onion, carrots and celery in a 3-4 quart crockpot.
  2. Add oregano, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme (sing if you must), lemon juice, brown sugar, garlic and chicken broth to the skillet. Cook and stir, scrape to remove browned bits, until mixture comes to a boil. Pour over chicken in crockpot.
  3. Cook on LOW for 7-8 hours (or HIGH for 3-4 hours if short on time). Remove chicken and shred with fork, then place back in crockpot.crockpot lemon chicken (12)

When ready to serve, combine cornstarch and 1/2C chicken broth (or water), mix well and stir into sauce. Cook on HIGH for 20-30 minutes until thickened. Serve over hot rice or noodles to soak up the sauce. crockpot lemon chicken (14)

Serves 4 for dinner and in our case that’s dinner twice with a side salad.


betty said...

We have that exact crock pot, LOL. I like this recipe you posted. I'll have to try it. Whenever we try a new recipe, we always cook it "as is" first and then after we eat it, if we like it and want to keep it in the line up so to speak, we see if there is anything different we would do with it the next time we make it and then I just make notes about those changes on the recipe. I live with two guys that enjoy to cook and really know what they are doing in the kitchen as opposed to me that can follow a recipe so the changes they come up with sometimes come up so much better than the original recipe. Love my crock pot though! An essential any time of year :)


Montanagirl said...

I like crockpot meals and this one sounds really good. My husband's not a fan of chicken, but I think he might like this recipe.

Rebecca said...

That sounds great. And I DO play around with recipes. Partly because I am a picky eater and partly based on what is available.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

This sounds good! I have a crockpot exactly like yours, but I use my bigger one more often. Two of them comes in handy at Christmas when I have extra for dinner and I use them to keep things warm.
Have a nice weekend!

Lois Evensen said...

Looks delicious. We'll be making crock pot dinner tomorrow. I have some pork loin that will be perfect with some barbeque sauce. We had the rest of the loin as pork steaks tonight.

William Kendall said...

Though not done in a crock pot, I have had meals like this before. From the ingredients, it feels very much like what my mother would sometimes make.

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