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Sunday Night Supper (on a Thursday): Crockpot Garlic Lemon Chicken & Garlic Oven Roasted Potatoes

Pickles & Chapstick: Sunday Night Supper (on a Thursday): Crockpot Garlic Lemon Chicken & Garlic Oven Roasted Potatoes

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sunday Night Supper (on a Thursday): Crockpot Garlic Lemon Chicken & Garlic Oven Roasted Potatoes


If you don't already own a crockpot, I suggest you go buy one. It's especially helpful when you're working all day and don't want to come home and cook a meal. It's also AMAZING in the summer months. That's right A M A Z I N G. My place doesn't have a/c and tends to get really hot when it's warm outside so turning on the stove or oven can sometimes become a chore. This is where the lovely crockpot comes in handy. I'm always looking for delicious recipes to cook up and I recently had a craving for lemon garlic chicken and was flipping through the notes on my phone when I found the recipe I had saved a year in a half ago. I decided to pair the chicken with garlic oven roasted potatoes and I'd steam broccoli and carrots. It's safe to say this dish was a hit. It was a light healthier dinner and the amount of time I spent using the oven and stove was minimal so I wasn't getting overheated while trying to put together a meal. 

Ingredients:

2lbs chicken pieces (i used breasts) 
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup water
4 tablespoons lemon juice (I used cut up lemons instead) 
4 garlic cloves, minced 


Step 1: Rinse chicken and dry on paper towels. (this was the least fun part for me since I don't do well raw meat)

 
Step 2: In a small bowl combine the oregano, salt, and pepper


Step 3: sprinkle the oregano, salt and pepper onto chicken


Step 4: In a large skillet put in the olive oil and brown the chicken


Step 5: Once the chicken is brown, transfer it into crockpot


Step 6: Add water, lemon juice and garlic and pour over the chicken. Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

**I cut up lemons and squeezed two lemons to make lemon juice then I cut up lemons and let them cook with the chicken and garlic. I thought it gave it a better taste.


Garlic Oven Roasted Potatoes 

Ingredients: 
3 pounds small red or white potatoes 
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced garlic (i used garlic powder instead)

Directions:

Step 1 - Preheat oven to 400 degrees 

Step 2 - Cut potatoes in half or quarters and place in bowl 

Step 3 - Add olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic and toss potatoes around in it. Make sure they're well coated

Step 5 - Transfer potatoes to a sheet pan and spread out so they aren't on top of one another

Step 6 - Roast in oven for 45 minutes to an hour (or until they're brown). Remember to flip them every now and then while they're roasting. 


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1 Comments:

At July 19, 2013 at 10:17 AM , Blogger Meg {henninglove} said...

a slow cooker is one of my favorite kitchen tools in general, especially in the summer because it doesn't heat up the kitchen and dinner is practically ready around dinner time. this recipe sounds really good

 

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