Herbed Lemon Chicken in a Crock Pot / Slow Cooker

This is a lemon herb garlic chicken dish which is made in a slow cooker to contain it's natural flavours. When we served it the meat fell away from the bone. If you wish to increase the celery and carrot you may do so without dramatically change the flavour of the dish. I normally remove the skin off the drumstick, which I recommended with this dish but feel free to leave it on.
Photo by Gary M.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

381

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

381

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 2-4

    Tbls. butter

  • 4-6

    chicken drumsticks, with bone

  • 1

    stalk celery, chopped

  • 1

    carrot, chopped

  • 1

    1⁄4cups chicken stock, liquid stock

  • 1

    lemon, juice of, freshly squeezed

  • 1

    spring onions or 1 green onion, finely sliced

  • 3

    garlic cloves, sliced

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1

    teaspoon dried oregano, ground

  • salt, to taste

Directions

In a hot non-stick pan, add butter and melt. Add chicken drumstick and brown or seal chicken. Place celery & carrot on base of crock pot/slow cooker. Add brown chicken drumstick into the crock pot/slow cooker, making sure the chicken drumstick are not sitting on top of each other (must be laying side by side). Pour left over juices in the pan into the crock pot/slow cooker. Pour chicken stock and lemon juice on top of drumstick. Sprinkle onions, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt and black pepper on top of the chicken drumstick. Cover and cook on 'Low' setting for 6-8 hours. (Depending on you crock pot/slow cooker, mine tenders to cook quickly even on the slower setting) Serve with juices on rice or with crusty bread.

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