Crock Pot Lemon Chicken

  This chicken is so flavorful! It's one of the yummiest things I've made in my crock pot, lately. Lemon chicken with a hint of Italian seasonings. Mmmmm so good!

  I decided to pan fry it first to get a nice brown coating, and then threw it in my crock pot with some Italian seasoning, lemon juice and chicken broth. As it cooked, it filled my house with an amazing lemon scent!

  We ate it with a pasta salad and veggie, and everyone loved it! Kelsey said, "Mom, this chicken is the best! Can you make it again tomorrow?"  :)

** Updated 9/20/12-  I originally posted that you should cook the chicken for 6 hours. That's too long! Only cook it in the crock pot for 3- 3 1/2 hours! The chicken is already half-way cooked in the pan, so only cooking it in the crock pot for 4 hours should be plenty of time!**

Crock Pot Lemon Chicken

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3-4 Large boneless, skinless Chicken breasts, cut into 3rds
1/4 cup butter
1 packet Good Seasons Italian dressing/seasoning mix
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup chicken broth
salt and pepper

Directions: Rinse the chicken pieces with water, and then lightly coat them in the flour. Set aside.
Plug in crock pot and turn setting to Low heat.

Heat 2 Tablespoons of butter in a large non-stick skillet, over medium-high heat. When butter is melted, add half of the flour-coated chicken pieces. (You don't want to over-crowd the pan, so you'll cook the chicken in two batches) Season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown,on each side.

(You're not cooking the chicken all the way, just getting a golden-brown crust)

Remove chicken from skillet and place in crock pot.

Add the 2 remaining tablespoons of butter in skillet, and cook the remaining flour-coated chicken pieces on each side for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Remove chicken from skillet and place in crock pot.

Sprinkle the Italian dressing/seasoning mix evenly over the chicken. Pour the lemon juice and chicken broth over the tops. Cover with lid, and cook on low heat for 3 hours.

Either serve chicken pieces whole or shredded, with the lemon sauce/broth. Enjoy!


Marisha said...

Love step by step pictures, I am not a meat person. Don't really eat it, don't know how to cook it well... so I almost skipped this recipe, but seeing the pictures... never even would have thought to use a paper plate and pour the flour on top. I was thinking I was going to have to touch it and rub it, and then you lost me. But now I'll give it a try! Thanks Holly!

yummychunklet said...

Great process photos!

Jessica@AKitchenAddiction said...

Love the sound of this! A perfect meal with pasta and veggies!

Cassie/Bake Your Day said...

LOVE you new header. And I love slow cooker recipes. This recipe is right up my alley!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel said...

I am in LOVE with this! I'm kinda obsessed with easy crockpot chicken recipes right now and I'm so making this next week!

We Are Not Martha said...

This looks so moist and flavorful! I'm getting my first crock pot next week and can't wait to make stuff like this :)


Amy said...

I can tell by your wonderful pictures and description that this is going to be a favorite of mine! Thank you for always sharing such great recipes!

The Better Baker said...

This sounds and looks amazing. I'm always about easy too. YUMMERS!!

Kari Lindsay said...

I think the best think about lemon chicken is the yummy sauce to pour over, dunk into...This looks yummy, and the crock pot makes it such a cinch.

Dana DeVolk said...

I'm trying this one soon! WOW!

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Jennifer said...

Oh yum! Thanks for sharing this great recipe, can't wait to try it!

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renee goodacre said...

Should there be enough broth to completely cover the chicken in the crockpot.?

renee goodacre said...

Should there be enough broth to completely cover the chicken in the crockpot.?

Jordan said...

I made this yesterday when I had company for dinner. Everyone loved it and scarfed it right down! Yum

Feith Hodge Creations. said...

Made this for my husbands birthday dinner and served it with garlic and red pepper broccoli and egg noodles with butter. He totally enjoyed it. I used meyer lemons and it gave it a nice amount of sweetness!

Diana said...

In your picture it looks like you seasoned the chicken while it was frying and didn't wait until it was in the crock pot. Do you recommend this?

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Michelle said...

I made this recipe and my family loved it! I am making it again but not til later in the week and I have to freeze my chicken today. I'm wondering if I can freeze the chicken after I pan fry it and cook it later?