Crockpot Lemon Garlic Chicken
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 5
  • 30 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 celery ribs - sliced
  • 1 whole chicken or 4 or 5 chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon salt ( I use sea salt)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (I used diced fresh)
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  1. I'm not one who likes a lot of prep when I make a slow cooker meal, but if you have extra time, you may consider browning the chicken in a skillet before placing in the slow cooker. I've done it both ways and both turn out great It's harder to brown a whole chicken, unless you cut it up first.
  2. Place your garlic and celery in your slow cooker.
  3. Place your chicken on top of the celery and garlic.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the salt, pepper, parsley, basil, oregano, paprika, lemon peel with the broth and olive oil. Pour over the chicken.
  5. Cover and cook on LOW for 4-5 hours, or until it's done.
  6. Remove the chicken into a casserole dish or large plate and shred using 2 forks. Feel free to return it to the juices if you'd like or store as is.
  7. Store in a tightly sealed container.
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