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Spicy Lemon Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours

Makes

4 servings

"I took a favorite recipe and modified it to work in our slow cooker," writes Nancy Rambo of Riverside, California. "We enjoy this tender lemony chicken with rice or buttered noodles."

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, chili powder and paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cold water
  • Hot cooked noodles
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  1. In a greased 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the onion, water, lemon juice, oil and seasonings. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Gradually add the cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken over noodles. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 190 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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