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Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Creamy Lemon Sauce


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  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, diced (or about 1/4 cup)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 (or up to 1/4) teaspoon pepper, depending on taste
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon grainy mustard
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


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Step 1

Sprinkle each side of chicken with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper
In large skillet over medium high heat melt butter with olive oil
Add onion and garlic and saute for about 2 minutes
Move onions and garlic to side of pan and add seasoned chicken thighs
Saute for about 2-3 minutes on each side until nicely browned
Transfer contents of pan to slow cooker
Add chicken broth
Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or high for 3-4
Remove chicken and cover to keep warm
Add cream, mustard and lemon juice to slow cooker and whisk
To thicken sauce pour into small saucepan and whisk in 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes until thickened to desired consistency
Add additional salt and pepper to taste
Pour over chicken and serve
I cooked this on low in my 5 quart slow cooker for 6 hours

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