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.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
  • 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)
  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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