Crock Pot Low Calorie Lemon Chicken

Crock Pot Low Calorie Lemon Chicken created by kiwidutch

A quick and easy, slow-cooked lemon chicken main course dish that can be cooking on a low heat while you are at work. Vary the canned soup you use according to your preferences. And if you have a bit more time, add chopped onions and garlic, and a little more liquid. If you want your chicken to be more lemony, include some freshly squeezed lemon juice in place of some of the water and, for more flavour, add half a cup of wine. I have made this with mushrooms, chopped, instead of a range of vegetables and canned mushroom soup. When making this dish, I have always included one chopped onion and 2-3 cloves of chopped garlic. And then allowed myself a little more liquid, usually a cup of wine. Adapted from Prevention's "Eat Up Slim Down: tried-and-true recipes and tips from weight-loss winners" by Jane Kirby and David Joachim.

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  • Coat the chicken with lemon-pepper seasoning.
  • Coat a medium-sized non-stick pan with oil and warm over a medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken and cook, turning once, for 5 minutes, or until browned on both sides.
  • Place the chicken in a crock pot and add the vegetables.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the soup, half a can of water, the rosemary and the mixed Italian herbs.
  • Pour this mixture over the vegetables and chicken.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours.
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"A quick and easy, slow-cooked lemon chicken main course dish that can be cooking on a low heat while you are at work. Vary the canned soup you use according to your preferences. And if you have a bit more time, add chopped onions and garlic, and a little more liquid. If you want your chicken to be more lemony, include some freshly squeezed lemon juice in place of some of the water and, for more flavour, add half a cup of wine. I have made this with mushrooms, chopped, instead of a range of vegetables and canned mushroom soup. When making this dish, I have always included one chopped onion and 2-3 cloves of chopped garlic. And then allowed myself a little more liquid, usually a cup of wine. Adapted from Prevention's "Eat Up Slim Down: tried-and-true recipes and tips from weight-loss winners" by Jane Kirby and David Joachim."

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  1. hspeer
    Okay I must have messed up need to buy some new lemon pepper seasoning. Mine was terrible. It reminded me of Mexican candy and it was supposed to be dinner. I will try one more time to see if that was it.
  2. Noor.Khalid
    My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. I didn't use any wine, but a can of low fat cream of celery soup, half a can of chicken broth, and the juice of half a lemon made a terrific sauce along with the required spices. I used carrots and broccoli as my vegetables. This was quick, easy and tasty and will be made again! Thanks for posting!
  3. daisygirl0210
    I enjoyed this recipe, I did add the garlic and white wine to the sauce, just to give it extra flavor. The chicken was sooo tender, it practically fell apart when I stabbed it with a fork! Thanks for submitting!
  4. Kristiina
    We really enjoyed this! I did not use the wine, but may next time to see how it turns out! Thank you for sharing this great recipe!
  5. SmoochTheCook
    I'd really hoped to enjoy this more than we did, but the lemon pepper seasoning was so overwhelming in it. My son wouldn't touch it, but ate the sides. I cooked fresh broccoli and cauliflower in with it and two of us thoroughly enjoyed the flavor of the veggies. It did produce tender chicken though, which so often is hard to do in a crockpot, so I liked that part. Thanks for posting!
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