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Lemon Cilantro Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours + standing

Makes

6 servings

This fall-off-the-bone chicken with lemony gravy is very easy to prepare and is a wonderful way to cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Lemon Cilantro Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cilantro, 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and lemon zest. Loosen skin around the chicken breast, leg and thigh. Rub the cilantro mixture under and over the skin. Rub any remaining mixture into the cavity. Drizzle with remaining oil. Sprinkle with paprika and pepper.
  2. Place in a 6- or 7-qt. slow cooker. Add wine to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a thermometer reads 180°. Remove chicken to a serving platter; cover and let stand 15 minutes before carving. Skim fat and thicken juices if desired. Serve with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 328 calories, 21g fat (4g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 864mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein.

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