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Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Piccata

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Piccata

I’ve found that making dinner is cheaper, easier, more flavorful (usually), and less work if I use my Crockpot/SlowCooker to prepare it. By throwing a few ingredients in around lunchtime we have a warm, flavorful, and healthy meal at dinner time.

One of my favorite combinations isย lemon, garlic, chicken, and capers. The chicken is lightly infused with lemon, garlic, butter, and balanced with a mild saltiness from the capers. It is divine! All of our “keepers” go on my blog so I can easily find them the next time I decide to make the recipe.

With Chicken Piccata you may typically brown the chicken before putting it in the crockpot, but I don’t usually have time for that. This turns out great without precooking the chicken, in fact I just use frozen chicken and it turns out very moist and flavorful.

Instructions:

Turn slow cooker on to high heat.
Add liquid ingredients and butter in the bottom of a crockpot. Stir.
Place frozen (or defrosted) chicken breasts in slow cooker. Sprinkle seasonings evenly on top of chicken. Cook on high for 3 hours.
Separate chicken (if frozen) into individual breasts, make sure they are mostly submerged in the broth. Add capers. Place thinly sliced lemons on top of chicken. Cook on medium for 1 hour until chicken is cooked through and capers are soft.Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Piccata
Remove chicken from broth and turn crockpot/slow cooker to high heat.
Stir corn starch into cold water and add to broth. Stir for a few minutes to thicken the broth.
Serve chicken on: spaghetti, linguini, rice noodles, or mashed potatoes. Pour broth over the top. Enjoy.

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Piccata

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Piccata
 
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Amazing slow cooker chicken lightly infused with lemon, garlic, butter and balanced with a mild saltiness from the capers.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts (if using defrosted add ½ Cup water to broth)
  • 2 lemons (one and one half juiced, one half sliced) or ½ Cup lemon juice and one half lemon sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons capers
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder (or 3 cloves, minced)
  • 2 Cups chicken broth
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1½ teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch and ¼ Cup cold water (for broth thickening)
  • Spaghetti, linguini, rice noodles, or mashed potatoes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Turn slow cooker on to high heat.
  2. Add liquid ingredients and butter in the bottom of a crockpot. Stir.
  3. Place frozen (or defrosted) chicken breasts in slow cooker. Sprinkle seasonings evenly on top of chicken. Cook on high for 3 hours.
  4. Separate chicken (if frozen) into individual breasts, make sure they are mostly submerged in the broth. Add capers. Place thinly sliced lemons on top of chicken.Cook on medium for 1 hour until chicken is cooked through and capers are soft.
  5. Remove chicken from broth/crockpot.
  6. Turn crockpot to high heat.
  7. Stir corn starch into cold water and add to broth. Stir to thicken broth allow to cook for 10-30 minutes.
  8. Serve chicken on: spaghetti, linguini, rice noodles, or mash potatoes. Pour broth over the top. Garnish with a lemon slice. Enjoy.

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12 Responses to Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Piccata

  1. Alison says:

    This recipe looks delicious!

  2. Chicken piccata is one of my favorite recipes…I’ve never tried it in the slow cooker though! What a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing it with us at #FoodieFriDIY…I’m sharing on my Facebook page on Sunday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Lin says:

    Do you need both 1-1/2 lemons juiced, and a 1/2 cup of lemon juice? Recipe ingredients call for both, but this might be a typo? Thank you for your time.

  4. Amanda says:

    Could you use flour instead of corn starch to thicken at the end?

  5. Deborah F. says:

    Very tasty! I used corn starch, though, and it never thickened. But the broth was so tasty & could easily be used as soup. Thanks!

  6. This looks so good! I love all those flavors together!! Yum!

  7. DIY Thrill says:

    I love lemon! This looks like it’s delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Lesley says:

    Tried this last night. I would make a few revisions. It says to add water if chicken is not frozen, I would not do that again. I ended up using some Chicken granulated bouillon as the flavor was watered down. There was so much fluid in the crock that the 2 Tbsp of cornstarch in yet more water was not nearly enough to thicken the broth. LESS fluid for more flavor and a thicker sauce would have been much better. I would probably leave the butter out too.

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