Need a simple summer dinner recipe? Us too and this simple slow cooker lemon butter chicken totally hit the spot the other night.
4boneless skinless chicken breaststhat have been pounded to thin and brined in saltwater (*see note)
4clovesgarlicpeeled and minced
2tablespoonsfreshly-squeezed lemon juice
1teaspoonfresh thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dry
1/2teaspoonfreshly-cracked black pepper
In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, melted butter, lemon juice, and thyme until combined.
Pour the melted butter mixture into a slow cooker and place the chicken breasts on top of it in an even layer.
Use a pastry brush to brush the butter mixture all over the chicken breasts until they are completely coated on both sides.
Then sprinkle each chicken breast evenly with a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
Cook on low for 3 hours.
Whisk the cornstarch mixture in and cook an additional 2-3 hours until the chicken is cooked through, and the sauce slightly thickened.
To brine your chicken, fill a large ziploc with 1 quart of warm water, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 cup kosher salt. Stir to combine until most of the salt is absorbed. Add the chicken breasts and let them sit in the mixture to brine for 15 minutes. Or you can also also refrigerate for up to 6 hours, which will create a more delicious chicken breast. Remove the chicken breasts from the brine, rinse them with cold water, then pat them dry with some paper towels.Cooked chicken can be refrigerated for 3-4 days.
Simple Slow Cooker Lemon Butter Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 286Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Mom's Best 100 Easy Chicken Recipes
Keyword: chicken, crock pot, lemon, main dish, slow cooker