Weekends for me are a time to experiment and try new recipes. My favorite for these winter days are any that can be made in the crock pot.

This Lemon Garlic Chicken meal is special in fact that you can eat it alone over rice or noodles.

The best part is it only takes about three hours to make on high or 6 on low, perfect for a quick weekend meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • Directions

    1. In a bowl, mix the oregano, salt, and pepper. Rub the mixture into chicken. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Brown chicken in butter for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Place chicken in a slow cooker.
    2. In the same skillet, mix the water, lemon juice, garlic, and bouillon. Bring the mixture to boil. Pour over the chicken in the slow cooker.
    3. Cover, and cook on High for 3 hours, or Low for 6 hours. Add the parsley to the slow cooker 15 to 30 minutes before the end of the cook time.

If you want to add vegetables, like I did, follow the video in this link. I added frozen peas, chopped celery and chopped green onion. I think new potatoes would taste good in this and you wouldn't need the rice or noodles.

Also, I used a little cornstarch and water to add as a thicken the sauce to make it easier to serve over the egg noodles.