Slow Cooked Lemon Chicken with Veggies

Who doesn’t love a good slow cooked meal?  Slow cookers are great for working moms who don’t have a lot of time to make home cooked meals once they get home from work. I may not be a working mom but I sure do love how easy it is to make so many different meals with my slow cooker. I especially love it because I’m always worried about over or under cooking chicken and with a crock pot the chicken will never be undercooked nor will it be chewy or dried out. This meal is simple but delicious!

Necessities:

  •    2 cups of reduced sodium chicken broth
  •    6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  •    1 large lemon
  •    6-7 red potatoes
  •    1 yellow onion
  •    2 cloves of garlic
  •    1 pack of green beans
  •    Salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme and Cholula hot sauce (optional)

I started by turning on my slow cooker and setting it to “low” which meant that my meal wouldn’t be finished cooking for around 8 hours. Depending on the type of slow cooker you have, you can usually choose low, medium or high and it will reduce the cooking time the hotter you get.

Start by washing the potatoes and green beans


Pour the 2 cups of chicken broth into the slow cooker, cut the potatoes and place them in the pot along with the green beans and chicken.

Mince the onion and the two cloves of garlic & cut the lemon in half


Sprinkle onion and garlic over chicken and veggies

Season with a bit of rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper then squeeze 1/2 of the lemon juice on top.

The photo below is what it looked like after about 5 hours of cooking at which point I added the other half of the lemon juice and some more salt and pepper.

After about 6 hours, once everything started softening up, I pulled apart the chicken and had a taste. It seemed a little bland for my taste so I added about a Tablespoon of Cholula hot sauce and a bit of garlic salt.

 

The finished product!

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