Crockpot Lemon Chicken

Date posted: May 23, 2014

Crockpot Lemon ChickenI decided I didn’t want to be tempted by having too many snacks around and my resolve had actually lasted a few days including through my last shopping trip.  Now I’m sitting here eating stale tortilla chips and thinking I may have gone a bit overboard in my attempt at super healthy eating.  There has to be some balance right?  And since we had this healthy Crockpot Lemon Chicken for dinner I’m totally entitled to a handful of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as long as they are mini ones.  Am I right?

Crockpot Lemon ChickenEasy, healthy, and can even be fairly quick on a day where you remember at lunch time that you wanted to throw something in the slow cooker (provided you can run home of course!).  This took 3 hours on high in my 3.5 quart crockpot.

Crockpot Lemon ChickenI used boneless, skinless chicken breasts since that’s what I had on hand.  Or at least what I had left after I had to throw away about half of what was in my freezer when it decided it would rather be unemployed.  You could use bone-in and remove the bones or even boneless skinless chicken thighs would be good.

Crockpot Lemon ChickenMix up a super simple sauce with stuff you may even have on hand.  You could mix up the sauce the night before and just throw it in the crock in the morning with the chicken and be out the door in no time.

Crockpot Lemon ChickenThe only work to finish it up is to shred up the chicken!  So easy!  I made some rice in the rice cooker and it was one of our favorite kind of meals-in-a-bowl.

Crockpot Lemon ChickenIf you have any recommendations for a new fridge please pass them along.  We will be out shopping for a replacement this weekend!

 

Crockpot Lemon Chicken
 
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Ingredients
  • 1½ to 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • dash hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in crock
  2. Mix together remaining ingredients in measuring cup or bowl
  3. Pour over top of chicken
  4. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 until chicken is fully cooked
  5. Shred chicken with forks and return to crock and toss with sauce to fully coat
  6. Serve over rice or as desired
Notes
Optional: garnish with sesame seeds and/or scallions

 

12 thoughts on “Crockpot Lemon Chicken

  1. marthamckinnonm

    This looks delicious! Going on my list of can’t wait to try crock pot recipes. I know what you mean about finding the healthy eating balance. It’s easy to go overboard which only leads to eventual bingeing. After decades of finally trying to figure it out I’ve found that what works best for me is an 80-20 approach. I try to eat nourishing food at least 80 percent of the time. This gives me plenty of room for little splurges.
    Take Care!

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    1. Jennifer Post author

      Thanks! That is a really good approach! You are so right that if you don’t allow yourself a little room then it’s easy to completely get off track!

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  2. sherry

    This was a winner in our house! Thanks for the recipe! I added more of the broth/sauce to make it even juicier and served it over white rice as suggested. Everyone liked it and I am definitely adding it to the regular rotation!

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  3. Leslie

    Don’t know if you’ll see this but recipe sounds very flavorful.
    Are there any vegetables you could recommend putting in this recipe that would go with the flavor profile? Have niece with new twins so I need to get some meals in her fridge andn/or freezer that are “one pot” for easy reheat. She can throw a bag of steam rice into microwave but I’d really like to get some vegetables into her. Thoughts appreciated on these separately or some combination: green beans, asparagus, spinach, carrots, corn and ____? I know time of veg addition to crockpot would vary in overall cook time.
    Thank you so much.

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    1. Jennifer Post author

      I’d think something like carrots should work. Veggies that would be slower cooking and would hold up well? I haven’t tried it but I think it should work. Another option would be to give her the steam in bag veggies as a quick side?

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