This week I tried one of Lindas recipes from her newest book The Busy Woman's Slow Cooker Cookbook If you love chicken, citrus and crock pots...then you will LOVE this recipe. Seriously. Love.
Lemon Over Chicken
4 skinless, boneless, chicken breasts
1 lemon, halved
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
In slow cooker, place chicken. Squeeze half of lemon over chicken. Sprinkle lemon pepper and paprika over chicken. Slice remaining lemon and arrange over chicken. Cover. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Makes 4 servings.
Can you believe there are only 4 ingredients to this? Brilliant!
These are the spices I used. I found my self doubting whether or not a teaspoon of the the paprika and the lemon pepper was going to be enough but I decided just to trust Linda. And I am glad I did! A teaspoon went a surprisingly long way and had I added more the pepper would have been a little out of control.
Then I took one lemon half and squeezed the life out of it, onto the chicken, until I felt I had exhausted its juice capabilities (I really love Lemon so I wanted to make sure I was getting my moneys worth)
Finally I got to my favorite part! I sliced the lemon and placed all of the beautiful little slices on top of the chicken. My lemons were pretty small so I sliced up a second lemon to make up the difference. Can you believe how pretty this dish is?!
Guess what happened next? I closed the lid and walked away...for hours! I put my food in the crock pot at high since I started the meal in the afternoon and came back about 4 hours later and enjoyed, what is now, one of my favorite meals!