Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken with Asparagus – BakingQueen74
Now that spring is in the air, thoughts are definitely turning towards being healthier and preparing for summer here! With that in mind, I created a recipe that would fit with my healthy eating plan as well as using seasonal ingredients. My lemon chicken slow cooker with asparagus is perfect for spring and summer, and it proves that the slow cooker isn’t just for stews and winter dishes.
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Slow cook chicken is cooked gently with lemon juice and herbs, on a bed of onions. I added the asparagus on top just before the end so that they steamed well and did not lose their color from being overcooked.
The result was a delicious plate of fresh chicken with lemon that I served with more steamed vegetables and brown rice for a healthy weekday dinner.
Do you think the slow cooker is just for stews? Think again! This dish works great for WeightWatchers, as well as being a big family favorite.
chicken moist Placing the chicken on
a bed of onions prevents it from settling in the juices while the dish is cooking
You end up with chicken that has almost been gently steamed during the long slow cooking, full of flavor from fresh herbs. No dryness at all!
The best way to cook chicken breasts in your slow cooker is to not cook for more than 3 hours on high heat or 5-6 hours over low heat. If you cook longer than this, then the chicken can start to dry out and be hard.
- breast oregano
- fresh thyme
- parsley, when serving
Step by step Cut the
and place it at the bottom of the slow cooker, then put the chicken
Sprinkle on the oregano, squeeze half a lemon over the chicken, place the fresh thyme between the chicken breasts.
Simmer for 5-6 hours (or over high heat for 3 hours).
For the last fifteen minutes add the asparagus on top of the chicken.
Serve with fresh parsley garnish, squeeze over the other half of the lemon and serve with fresh lemon segments.
How to serve
This slow-cooked lemon chicken is ideal served with more steamed vegetables and rice, or even zucchini noodles. Herbs add a nice touch of flavor, you can also add more fresh herbs just before serving.
Add the asparagus near the end of the cooking time to preserve the goodness and fresh green color.
Simply lift the chicken and asparagus from your slow cooker and serve.
Delicious also with new steamed potatoes and more green vegetables, broccoli goes well.
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This is my entry for this month’s Slow Cooking Challenge that I’m organizing, and for which I established the theme of spring ingredients. The fresh asparagus I included is a seasonal ingredient and including lots of herbs also makes it perfect for spring!