Flavorful Lemon Chicken Recipe
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Flavorful Lemon Chicken Recipe

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This easy and attractive meal is bound to become a staple in your home. Made with everyday ingredients, there's nothing complicated or fancy about this great find. Elizabeth Hokanson - Arborg, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked brown rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 309 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 509mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.


  1. Combine the oregano, seasoned salt and pepper; rub over chicken. Place in a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve bouillon in boiling water. Stir in lemon juice and garlic. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  3. Remove chicken and keep warm. Stir in sour cream and parsley; cover and cook for 15 minutes or until heated through. Serve chicken with sauce and rice if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Chicken in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p17

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 261925
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2017

"No one liked this dish at all. First off the chicken was very dry and the sauce wasn't a sauce at all. It was thin like soup. Yes, I could add cornstarch and put it in a saucepan to thicken it, but the recipe was not written that way. The lemon flavor of the chicken was too powerful for enjoyment. Just not good."

tchr90 User ID: 2795278 175897
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"This was very easy to make, however neither my husband nor I cared for it. We did like the sauce ( used FF sour cream) but thought the chicken lacked flavor. I won't be making this again. :("

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 172174
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"The chicken was delicious and the texture was perfect after just 4 hours. The seasonings mix well and add a lot of flavor."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 102938
Reviewed May. 7, 2014

"I loved how moist this chicken turned out. My husband is not a big fan of chicken but he loved the so I will definitely be making it more often!"

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 172173
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

"This was a good recipe, but the chicken turned out a little dry. It was good dipped in the sauce, though."

Magmaz44 User ID: 7108447 102937
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013


rosomalley User ID: 3143785 175896
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"<p>Delicious! chicken was moist, tender and full of flavor. The lemon called for was just enough, not overwhelming. In fact, the sauce was great with the chicken and enhanced the nuttly flavor of the brown rice. This recipe is a keeper.</p>"

jacki DiBello User ID: 2749007 170915
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2012

"The chicken was so moist and tender, we could cut it with a fork. I used plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream for the sauce. It came out wonderful!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 102935
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2012

"This is AMAZING! Great with fat free sour cream.

~ Theresa"

Erikag86 User ID: 6594533 102851
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"This was absolutely amazing! At first I doubted the sauce, but it was wonderful too. The chicken has such a strong flavor :) The only thing I would suggest is less cooking time because my chicken was a little on the dry side. My husband and I still enjoyed it very much though!!!"

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