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Lemon Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Lemon Chicken Breasts Recipe

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Dijon mustard, rosemary and lemon juice season chicken breasts wonderfully in this fuss-free recipe. For an elegant and impressive finish, sprinkle on some toasted almonds and fresh parsley. —Kathy Evans, Lacey, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 cup chicken broth, divided
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Hot cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/3 cup sauce equals 268 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup broth, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, butter and rosemary; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Remove chicken; keep warm.
  2. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Serve chicken with rice and sauce. Sprinkle with almonds and parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Chicken Breasts in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2008, p54

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/3 cup sauce equals 268 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fat, 1/2 starch.

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

Very tasty and easy recipe. My whole family loved it. Even the picky 7 gear old. We will be making this again.

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Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

Quick and easy.

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

A bit too much lemon, perhaps 1/8 a cup. Good meal!!

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