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Lemon Chicken with Gravy Recipe

Lemon Chicken with Gravy Recipe

Chicken tenders are nicely seasoned with tantalizing lemon and thyme flavor in this recipe from Shona Germino of Casa Grande, Arizona. "I like to serve it with brown rice,” she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • 1. In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 2-1/2 hours. Add parsley and thyme; cover and cook 30 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • 2. Remove chicken to a serving plate and keep warm. Transfer juices to a small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add to juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken and rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 195 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 466mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat.

Reviews for Lemon Chicken with Gravy

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jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 223513
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"Loved this! Easy to make & full of flavor!!"

carrienoellebell User ID: 7105268 142058
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"Really good recipe-will make again-very lemon- for us will use a little less"

cinsully User ID: 81291 90744
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

"O my GOODNESS. This was awesome and not high in calories either. Can't wait to make it again. Very flavorful. I served it with wild rice and peas. YUMMY!"

meganshakes User ID: 4295286 90727
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

"I have made this with both fresh and dried ingredients. To get the best flavor, you should go with fresh. The difference is amazing. I made this for a church dinner and served it with rice, and everyone, including the kids, loved it."

pagevw User ID: 4918428 210106
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"easy, but needs lots more flavor"

Marnelle User ID: 1257580 105996
Reviewed May. 17, 2010

"Wonderful gourmet lemon taste. I made it in our sun oven and it turned out great. We'll make this again."

DaveMulvey User ID: 564831 210105
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"It sounds perfect! Question: I don't have a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, did not know know they cam that small. Can I use a larger one?"

elenasstar User ID: 3760094 115511
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"Why not use oregano istead of the thyme and make it Greek chicken?"

Vandenberg25 User ID: 4386073 115484
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2009

"My husband really liked the sauce and he's hard to please. This was a great dish to put in the cooker before church and finish up when we got home. We'll make it again!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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