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Flavorful Lemon Chicken

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


  • 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 sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked brown rice, optional


  • Combine the oregano, seasoned salt and pepper; rub over chicken. Place in a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, dissolve bouillon in boiling water. Stir in lemon juice and garlic. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low until chicken is tender, 4-5 hours.
  • Remove chicken and keep warm. Stir in sour cream and parsley; cover and cook until heated through, about 15 minutes. Serve chicken with sauce and, if desired, rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half with about 1/3 cup sauce: 309 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 509mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.

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  • Clyde
    May 28, 2020

    Don't go by time...use an instant-read thermometer. When chicken reaches 165 degrees, it's done.

  • grandmascooking22
    Feb 20, 2020

    After reading the results saying it was too salty I didn't add the seasoning salt. There is plenty of salt in the chicken bouillon and lemon juice has a salty flavor. When it was finished I tasted it and decided it didn't need the seasoning salt. Next time I may use sodium-free bouillon and then could use a little seasoning salt. I won't add it though until it's all cooked.

  • Andrea
    Oct 30, 2018

    Made this last night, it was well liked. Definitely check your chicken after 3 hours - mine was perfectly done after only 3 hours and 20 minutes. Sauce was perfectly lemony and thick, the consistency of Alfredo sauce. Chicken was a bit salting, so I’ll reduce the seasoned salt next time.

  • pajamaangel
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Jan 27, 2013


  • rosomalley
    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>