Lemon Garlic Chicken is my latest crock pot chicken recipes discovery- and it’s amazingly flavorful and SO simple! We enjoyed this with roasted veggies, but you could just as easily pair it with fried rice for an Asian spin. I just love it when a recipe is *that* versatile, because it’s always great when leftovers can be a little fun and adventurous.
Now, I’m a BIG fan of crock pot meals, especially as my crew adjusts to busier back to school schedules, but this recipe goes *beyond* crock pot easy. Seriously, these crock pot chicken recipes are rocking my world right now. What if I told you that I put together three *different* meals in about 20 minutes this weekend!?!!
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This Lemon Garlic Chicken is a recipe featured in Sharla Kostelyk’s cookbook called Chicken Dump Recipes. Not only are these recipes super easy peasy (mostly) crock pot recipes, but they’re “Dump” recipes
I didn’t even know such a thing existed until last week when I stumbled upon the Chicken Dump Cookbook in the Healthy Living Bundle. Y’all. I’m in food and remedies heaven with all of this stuff! I’m a total bundle convert.
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Crock Pot Chicken Recipes
But back to the food: here’s another one of Sharla’s dishes- Sticky Chicken. Served with roasted veggies and a Caesar salad.
I’ll mention it again, because it makes me so giddy: you can make *THREE* separate meals in LESS than twenty minutes with this method of cooking.
I popped two into the fridge to marinate and the third is in the freezer right now waiting for the weekend.
This is how a dump recipe works:
- Gather all ingredients and recipes, and label your freezer bags.
- Fold tops of bags down so they’ll stand open, and fill ’em up.
- Press out air from the bags.
- Freeze until ready to cook.
Tips for Crock Pot Chicken Recipes
First, I’ll give you a few tips on this method, and then I’ll hand over the recipe:
Tip 1: If you’re using chicken breasts, use the lowest time setting option given. If you cook your chicken breasts in the oven for an hour, they might be more dry than sticky. Just so ya’ know.
Tip 2: Sharla doesn’t mention this, but you can also used diced chicken chunks in the recipe, and finish them quickly on the stovetop. Just dump everything into a medium saucepan and cook down for about 20 minutes until cooked through.
Tip 4: If you’re a Trim Healthy Mama like me, a few of the recipes are not going to be on plan, and some will need a couple of tweaks. To make it easier on you, I’ve made a printable Low Carb Cheat Sheet for Chicken Dump Recipes that you can find here. Because I love ‘ya.
And please thank Sharla over at the Chaos and the Clutter for letting me share this amazing recipe with you!
Garlic Lemon Chicken Recipe Pin & Printable
- 6-8 chicken breasts or 8-10 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 4-6 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 1½ lemons, juiced
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Label your gallon zippy bag with the recipe name and cooking instructions.
- Fold down top of bag so that it will stand upright while you fill it.
- Add all ingredients to bag.
- Press out air and seal.
- Refrigerate for up to 2 days, or freeze flat.
- Thaw bag in the fridge. I like to place it in a casserole dish to prevent leaking.
- Dump bag into crock pot, and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
- OR bake in a casserole dish at *350 for 35-45 minutes, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked through.
This recipe is an S as written, but you can alter it to use as a lean protein source with E or FP meals. Simply use boneless skinless breasts, and reduce oil to 2 tablespoons for the entire recipe.
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