I love to use my slow cookers all year round as they are convenient, easy to use and dishes such as this lemon chicken come out so tender and moist. Besides this is a Weight Watcher’s recipe worth 4 points per serving. I did add some potatoes and onions which would give this recipe 2 extra points. Your entire dinner in one pot!
See also Lemon Chicken with Onions and Potatoes.
Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken by Weight Watcher's
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1-1/2 tsp. oregano (could use thyme and sage instead, or even rosemary would be flavorful)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 3 lbs. chicken breasts, bone in and skin removed
- 1/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
- 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp. lemon zest, grated
- onions and potatoes, cut up (optional)
Combine the first five ingredients in a small bowl and rub this mixture on the meat. Weight Watcher’s wanted you to leave the skin on and remove it later but I preferred to do it before placing in the slow cooker.
Spray a skillet with non-stick spray and cook the chicken turning frequently, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a 6-quart slow cooker. Add the broth to the skillet and bring to a boil. Add 1 tbsp. lemon juice and pour over the chicken in the slow cooker. I always like to start off 1 hour on high, then reduce the temperature to low for about 2 hours. Add the potatoes and onions now if you are using.
About 20 minutes before cooking time is up, combine the remaining 2 tbsp. lemon juice and lemon zest and add to the slow cooker.
Cooking time will vary depending on the type of slow cooker you have, the size of the chicken and how full your cooker is.
Recipe by cookingwithauntjuju.com