Lemon Chicken with Gravy

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 3 hours


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2022
Chicken tenders are nicely seasoned with tantalizing lemon and thyme flavors in this recipe. It's especially tasty with brown rice. —Shona Germino, Casa Grande, Arizona


  • 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


  1. In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 8 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 2-1/2 hours. Add parsley and thyme; cover and cook until chicken is no longer pink, 30 minutes longer.
  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 until thickened, 2 minutes. If desired, serve chicken with rice.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked chicken with gravy: 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.