Lemon Chicken with Basil Recipe

Lemon Chicken with Basil Recipe
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Lemon Chicken with Basil Recipe

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No matter when I eat it, this tangy slow-cooker chicken reminds me of summer meals with friends and family. —Deborah Posey, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Recommended: Fresh Basil Recipes
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Cook: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 medium lemons
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves (3/4 ounce)
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Additional grated lemon peel and chopped basil, optional

Directions

Place chicken breasts in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Finely grate enough peel from lemons to measure 4 teaspoons. Cut lemons in half; squeeze juice. Add peel and juice to slow cooker.
Tear basil leaves directly into slow cooker. Add chicken stock. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 3-4 hours. When cool enough to handle, shred meat with two forks. If desired, stir in additional lemon peel and chopped basil. Yield: 4 servings.

Test Kitchen Tip
  • For a sweet and savory treat, layer chicken, butter lettuce leaves and apple slices on toasted raisin bread.
  • Originally published as Lemon Chicken with Basil in Taste of Home September/October 2017

    Nutritional Facts

    1 chicken breast half: 200 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 337mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat.

    • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
    • 2 medium lemons
    • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves (3/4 ounce)
    • 2 cups chicken stock
    • Additional grated lemon peel and chopped basil, optional
    1. Place chicken breasts in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Finely grate enough peel from lemons to measure 4 teaspoons. Cut lemons in half; squeeze juice. Add peel and juice to slow cooker.
    2. Tear basil leaves directly into slow cooker. Add chicken stock. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 3-4 hours. When cool enough to handle, shred meat with two forks. If desired, stir in additional lemon peel and chopped basil. Yield: 4 servings.

    Test Kitchen Tip
  • For a sweet and savory treat, layer chicken, butter lettuce leaves and apple slices on toasted raisin bread.
  • Originally published as Lemon Chicken with Basil in Taste of Home September/October 2017

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