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Garlic Lemon Chicken

This fabulous wonderful delicious - I can't figure out enough glowing adjectives - chicken is a new favorite!

Garlic Lemon Chicken - Plated!


Prep: 35 minutes
Stovetop: 15 minutes
Crockpot: 4-6 hours
Servings: 6

Ingredients
  • 4 heads of garlic, cloves peeled but left whole

  • 4 celery stalks, sliced

  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry

  • 1 medium-large lemon

  • 2 tablespoons dark beer

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley (or 2 teaspoons dried)

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil (or 2 teaspoons dried)

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried)

  • dash habaƱero or cayenne powder


Directions

Garlic Lemon Chicken - Four Heads of Garlic!
Peel outer skin off heads of garlic and break individual cloves apart.

Garlic Lemon Chicken - Smashing Garlic
Place a clove of garlic under the flat of your knife blade. Use the palm of your hand to smack the knife blade to break the skin of the garlic clove. You don't want to hit it very hard because for this recipe, you want your garlic cloves to be as whole as possible. (If you're mincing garlic for a recipe, you don't have to be quite so cautious.) Drop each peeled clove into the crockpot.

Garlic Lemon Chicken - Slicing Celery
Stacking your four ribs of celery once they've been cleaned and trimmed makes slicing them super-easy.

Garlic Lemon Chicken - Celery & Garlic in the Crockpot
Add celery to garlic in crockpot and stir a bit to combine.

Garlic Lemon Chicken - Browning the Chicken
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet and brown chicken in oil in batches.

Garlic Lemon Chicken - Browned Chicken Breasts in Crockpot
Transfer to slow cooker, arranging on top of garlic and celery.

Garlic Lemon Chicken - Mixing up broth
In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.

Garlic Lemon Chicken - Ready to crock
Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or until chicken is done and very tender.





Simple Savory Rice

Nice as a side dish with almost any meal.

Cook: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients
  • 2 cups parboiled white rice

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 cups water


Directions

Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Bring water to a boil. Stir rice once then lower heat to a very low simmer and cover. Set timer for 25 minutes and do not lift the lid until the timer goes off. Remove lid, fluff with a fork, and serve.
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