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Flavorful Lemon Chicken Recipe

Flavorful Lemon Chicken Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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!!!"

best of home cooks User ID: 5361390 172172
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"This is my favorite chicken now, I've made this 5 times in the past 5 months."

JessicaRae User ID: 4435739 100138
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"My husband and I loved this recipe! I had so much flavor! Of course, the sauce looked nothing like it does in the picture when I made it... but it was still yummy! I served it with Texas Garlic Mashed Potatoes instead of rice and that worked really well."

libertymama User ID: 5567215 209657
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"A lot of the recipes I have tried from taste of home are great. I made this one tonight and it was AWFUL. You couldn't really taste the lemon, the recipe calls for too much oregano. It was just yuck."

txzookeeper User ID: 3016068 157662
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

"Not something we cared for at all. The chicken wasn't appetizing looking because it was pale and we didn't care for the sauce either. The only good thing was the chicken was moist. I should've stuck with my own lemon chicken recipe."

bameiboo User ID: 2470958 160080
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010

"Due to high winter power bills I have started a month of slowcooking! I'm into week 2 and only a few recipes are really good, this is one of them. easy and so tasty. I might use more lemon juice next time. I used about 1 cup of sour cream. The sauce was thin but you could easily thicken it with cornstarch and water, turn to high and cook for 20 minutes. I served it with a barley risotto recipe from this website and it was equally tasty."

copekari User ID: 4432222 172170
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"We LOVED this recipe!! Its so easy and sooo good. My sauce always turns out really runny but it still taste so good. The whole family loves it!"

mamamowe15 User ID: 4646310 156306
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"Very good recipe! I used 1 cup of sour cream and will only use 1/2 cup next time. Made with rice and my family loved it."

[email protected] User ID: 2187140 170914
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"this was great, even my 3 boys enjoyed it."

cactuslady User ID: 1762767 157661
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2008

"My husband and I love this recipe for Lemon chicken. I've served it to company many times, and have received great compliments, and many requests for the recipe. I'd give it a 4 star rating."

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