Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken

Slow Cooker Lemon and Olive Chicken

I went back to work this week after being off for two months.  It was nice catching up with old friends and also meeting new ones. I will surely miss my morning walks and the extra time that I had for gardening and cooking. I am glad that over the summer, I had a chance to start using my slow cooker to make meals for my family. That is why I feel that making dinner during workdays won’t be as challenging.  I will only have to do the final stage of cooking when I get home after work and dinner is ready. Lemon and olive chicken is one of the dishes that I made using a slow cooker.  The chicken pieces were slowly cooked for 6 hours over a mixture of vegetables, spices, broth and water. Lastly, a mixture of flour, cooking liquid and lemon juice was used to thicken the sauce. This tasty dish is good on its own or with steamed rice. Delicious! :D

Slow Cooker Lemon and Olive Chicken

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken
 
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Serves: 6 to 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 bulb fennel, cored and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 16 large stuffed green olives
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ¾ cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Grated zest of 1 Lemon
Instructions
  1. In slow cooker, combine carrots, celery, fennel, onion, olives, garlic, bay leaves, oregano, salt and pepper.
  2. Arrange chicken pieces on top of vegetables. Add broth and ¾ cup water. Cover and cook on low until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, 5-1/2 to 6 hours. Discard bay leaves.
  3. Whisk flour with 1 cup of the cooking liquid until smooth; whisk in lemon juice. Whisk into slow cooker; cook, covered, on high until thickened, about 15 minutes.
  4. Mix parsley with lemon zest; serve sprinkled over chicken mixture.
  5. Enjoy!
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Recipe source: canadianliving.com

 

 

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