Learn How to Cook a Tasty Keto Crock-pot Creamy Lemon Chicken
Creamy Lemon Chicken, do I need to say more? Or are you already savoring this succulent dish?
Let’s make some chicken, but not just any chicken, a healthy and ridiculously delicious dish with lots of butter, rich cream, and the most thrilling aromas of lemons.
Picture this, you get back home, and you immediately perceive the warm aromas coming out of your slow cooker. Dinner is ready. That’s the best thing about using the appliance; once you set it up, it does all the hard work for you. Let me tell you all about this comfy recipe.
What you’ll need?
For this recipe, we’ll use lean and pretty boneless and skinless chicken breasts. You can use thighs too if you like your chicken a bit fattier. Now, before making use of our slow cooker, let’s head on to the stovetop.
Use a heavy bottom or a cast-iron skillet if you have one and melt some butter. Here we’ll brown our chicken breasts — because that’s one of the few things your slow cooker can’t do, give your meat that golden color and crispy outer texture.
Once the chicken is nice and golden, it’s time for the slow cooker to do its thing. We’ll throw in there the chicken, some lemon juice, a good amount of aromatic lemon zest, and some garlic cloves.
At a later stage, we’re throwing in the dairy, in this case, heavy cream. Then, you just wait.
How to serve your creamy lemon chicken?
While we wait, let me tell you a bit more about this wholesome dish. This chicken dish is perfectly balanced between butter and cream’s unctuousness with lemons’ freshness; that’s the genius behind it.
It’s easy to see why this dish is a main course worthy of the most memorable occasions, but it’s easy enough to make every other weeknight just for the family.
When you think you know all about this dish, there’s more. If you cut the chicken in bite-sized bits, you can throw it over zucchini noodles, and the chicken’s sauce is satisfying enough to coat the entire pasta dish.
If you think salads are boring, try topping them with this flavorful chicken. This is the perfect lunch, and you can even enjoy it at room temperature.
What if you don’t have a slow cooker?
If you’re still not convinced and don’t have a slow cooker, don’t worry. Follow the same steps; just cook your chicken in a saucepan. You’ll have to stir the mixture once in a while, though, but that’s no biggie.
If you just want to make the creamy-lemony sauce, that’s okay too; you can just pour it over rotisserie chicken for a slightly smokier and crispier version of the dish.
If you have leftovers, allow them to cool to room temperature and store them in your fridge. You might want to reheat them with a teaspoon of butter to bring the chicken back to life.
- 4 Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 1/2 cup Lemon juice
- 1/2 cups Chicken Stock
- 1/2 cup Heavy cream
- 80 grams Unsalted Butter
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
- Parsley for garnish
- Xanthum gum (for low carb)
- In a fry pan, add oil over medium heat. Add Garlic and cook until translucent.
- Next, add the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and cook to golden both sides, Move the breasts in a Crockpot.
- In a Bowl, Add Chicken stock, heavy cream, lemon juice, melted butter and oregano, mix well and stir in the mixture into the crockpot.
- Cover and set heat to high 2 hours.
- In a cup, Mix cornstarch or xanthum gum with ¼ cup water and add in the crockpot, Sprinkle over some parsley. and cook for an additional hour on high.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 353Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 850mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 41g