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Lemon Chicken with Gravy

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
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • jstowellsupermom
    Mar 24, 2015

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

  • carrienoellebell
    Feb 2, 2013

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

  • cinsully
    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
    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
    Dec 17, 2011

    easy, but needs lots more flavor

  • Marnelle
    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
    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
    Apr 19, 2010

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

  • Vandenberg25
    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!