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Slow-Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 4 hr 30 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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The rich creamy lemon sauce makes this slow-cooker chicken.

Ingredients

8
boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 2 lb)
Juice and grated peel from 1 large lemon (about 1/4 cup juice and 1 teaspoon peel)
3
teaspoons finely chopped garlic (from 8-oz jar)
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup Progresso™ chicken stock or broth (from 32-oz carton)
3
tablespoons cornstarch
1/2
cup heavy whipping cream
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken thighs in slow cooker; sprinkle with grated lemon peel, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Pour chicken stock over chicken.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.
  • 3 Remove chicken from slow cooker; place on plate, and cover to keep warm. In small bowl, mix remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, the cornstarch, lemon juice and cream until well blended. Stir into liquid in cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened. Serve chicken with sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley.
  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken thighs in slow cooker; sprinkle with grated lemon peel, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Pour chicken stock over chicken.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.
  • 3 Remove chicken from slow cooker; place on plate, and cover to keep warm. In small bowl, mix remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, the cornstarch, lemon juice and cream until well blended. Stir into liquid in cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened. Serve chicken with sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Expert Tips

For more lemon flavor, substitute lemon pepper for the ground pepper in this recipe.

Serve with a cooked rice blend or egg noodles.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
481.3
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16.2g
25%
Saturated Fat
6.0g
30%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
238.5mg
80%
Sodium
1064.7mg
44%
Total Carbohydrate
27.3g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
1.5g
Protein
56.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
46.30%
46%
Calcium
13.40%
13%
Iron
16.50%
16%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 6 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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