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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 167.8
  • Total Fat: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 73.2 mg
  • Sodium: 127.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 27.0 g

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Easy Slow Cooker Lemony Garlic Chicken Breast

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Easy Slow Cooker Lemony Garlic Chicken Breast

Introduction

Tasty and nutritious, this slow cooker recipe will be a family favorite. Tasty and nutritious, this slow cooker recipe will be a family favorite.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 tsp oregano
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (six halves)
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1/4 cup water
    3 tbsp lemon juice
    2 tsp minced garlic
    1 tsp chicken bouillon granules
    1 tsp parsley

Directions

Mix oregano and pepper and sprinkle evenly over chicken pieces.
In a large non-stick skillet, using medium heat, brown chicken evenly on both sides in olive oil.
Mix remaining ingredients and pour over chicken, bringing mixture to a gentle boil.
Pour skillet contents into slow cooker, cover, and cook on low for 6 hours (3 hours on high).
Chicken is very tasty served on a bed of brown rice with steamed carrots!







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  • 48 of 48 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! In place of water and and chicken bouillion granules I used fat free/ lo sodium chicken broth which lowered the sodium count because I have to watch that for my hubby's blood pressure - it came out great. Thanks!!! - 8/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful!! Very easy to make. Instead of the water, I used one can of fat free, low sodium chicken broth. I thought it might need more liquid since I had to keep mine in the slow cooker longer (9 hrs while I was at work). They key is to brown is well before the slow cooker to keep moist. - 6/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have enough time to let this cook in the slow cooker, so I cooked it in a skillet for 45 minutes on low heat. The chicken came out most and flavorful, and I served it over brown rice with veggies on the side. My family loved it! - 6/10/08

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  • Very Good
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    definitely needs more liquid. We like more lemon (plus a little lemon zest), garlic and sometimes mushrooms. Over brown rice, it is great. - 8/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I used Better than Bullion instead of a cube.Was moist and delicious. I think I might try adding a little c/starch and make a thicker sauce next time. Had plenty of sauce but I didn't measure - just eyeballed it. I also didn't brown it first - just threw threw in frzn breasts for 6 hrs - 3/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Very Good! Like others said, the chicken was so moist, it was falling apart. I added a little lemon pepper to the chicken before I browned it. It added an extra little kick. I will definatly make this again! - 1/7/08

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was super easy and very good. I made it on the stovetop and it was still great. Thanks! - 8/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight and hubby and I loved it. Different flavor than other slow cooker recipes for chicken. Have enough left for adding to salads for tomorrow night. - 8/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic! Whole family loved it. I reserved some of the juice and used it to make Cous Cous. WOW! Next time I know to make a dbl batch! thanks! Using fresh herbs made it REALLY yummy, too. - 12/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I modified by using more lemon juice and chicken tenders. I cooked it for 8 hours on slow cook. The chicken was very moist and tasted wonderful. - 2/16/09

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  • Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    lemon chicken ummmm I notice as I age oregano seems stronger to me so I used basil instead. - 8/4/08

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I used thighs instead of breasts and accidently left it on for over the recommended time but I was surprised to find that it not only wasn't burnt, it was so extremely yummy and tender and moist. Perfect. I wish I'd have put in more chicken now, though. - 4/22/08

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    A lot of flavor! I'd definitely make this one again! - 9/1/08

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  • Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    the flavor was great but the chicken was a little dry. I used 1 can of low sodium chicken broth and addd a little lemon pepper. Excellent taste. I wonder if browning it more in the pan would have helped it retain moisture? I served it as suggested with brown rice & carrots. - 8/27/08

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  • Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Not bad, my kids thought it was too sour. Hubby and I enjoyed it with rice and broccoli with cheese sauce. Had no problem with the liquid evaporating in my crockpot. - 11/29/07

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    tastes great - for the amount of time listed tho, i had to add more water and lemon juice to keep the chicken from burning to the bottom of my crockpot! - 3/20/07

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very simple and tastes great! I loved that it was a recipe that I had all the ingredients for already. I added some broccoli for about 30 minutes at the end, which was great in the sauce! Then I served it over some brown rice, and it made multiple meals! - 1/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was phenomenal! Very easy to make, inexpensive, and tasted outstanding. Would definitely make it again. - 8/3/08

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was just kind of "eh". It didn't seem particularly lemony or garlicky. I'd cook it again, maybe use chicken broth instead of water, and more of it. Also, more garlic. - 1/2/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this recipe. I did add mushrooms and 1 can of low sodium chicken broth in place of water and boullion. Will definitely make again. - 10/27/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This chicken was sooo tender. It fell apart! The meal itself could have used some more seasonings, but the leftover chicken went great in salads just the way it was. - 3/1/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used more liquid as well (some marsal wine) and thickened the sauce when it was done, served over bow tie pasta.
    I will make again. Thanks - 2/3/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe and so did my whole family, great flavor and taste. Thanks. I also added zest from the lemon for even more flavor. - 1/27/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I reduced the recipe as I only had 1/2 lb of chicken and added a little extra water to the crock pot. It was very good. Next time I may make the full recipe and have friends over for dinner. - 4/19/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was very tasty, but 2 pounds is a LOT of chicken. Next time I'm only going to use 1 pound and that will still give us generous portions. Thanks for this recipe! - 2/9/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for a great crockpot rec. I've always used lemon, lemon pepper and garlic for grilled chicken (other meats too) and this recipe will be great (with lo fat/lo sodium broth) for winter, rainy or too busy days! Also, try this with lean pork or beef also (use beef broth with the beef). - 2/25/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was so tasty! I didn't cook the chicken beforehand. I just put it in the crockpot raw and let it cook on low for about 9 hours (while I was at work). The chicken was so tender and juicy we didn't even need a knife! It just fell apart! - 2/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We just cooked this tonight, and it was wonderful! Only change we made is using low sodium chicken broth instead of bouillon cubes. - 1/26/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I was very surprised. I figured it would be another bland recipe. Just make sure you don't make extra because you will eat it cause it is wonderful! - 1/11/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I subbed lemon & herb broth cuz I was out of lemon juice, & added baby carrots w/ 2 hours left. I had never slow cooked chicken before & my husband LOVED it (wanted a 2nd breast but I had only made enough for 1 each), it was so moist and tender - I will be making it again but adding more veggies! - 1/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was so good! I was afraid the lemon wouldn't come through, but it did. Any my somewhat fussy, unadventurous 7-year-old LOVED it. - 12/16/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic. I used the breasts and had the slow cooker on high for 3 hours and it was just perfect. Juicy and moist and really had the best flavor. My picky 9 year old loved it! - 8/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this today, Sunday, and it is awesome. So moist and flaky. It definitely is a keeper. We loved it. - 2/15/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this and took it to Sunday brunch at church and everyone wanted the recipe. I served it over plenty of rice and cut the chicken small so it would go around. low carb eaters just ate the chicken and loved it. - 2/16/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We loved this recipe with a few modifications. I added zest and a little more broth. Also, when it was done I added extra lemon juice, zest, and cornstarch to thicken the sauce. I also tossed in some fresh parsley and it was fabulous. My version is up on my blog at www.mimisfitfoods.com. - 2/8/13

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tossed this in the crockpot with frozen chicken breasts. The chicken was very moist and falling apart. I addedsome cornstarch about half an hour before dinner to thicken up the sauce. We had it with brown rice and broccoli. Next time I will add more garlic, pepper and red pepper flakes - 10/16/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this tonight and my family liked it - they're really picky. Almost laughed when my husband commented on how tender it was...he never says that! Added 3/4 c extra water and 2T lemon juice based on comments and turned out perfect. Will be on regular rotation :- ) - 11/30/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I added mushrooms, & I just threw frozen chicken breasts into the slow cooker. I added a little additional water & mine wasn't dry at all. - 3/10/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added chicken broth in lieu of water and added wild and whole grain rice to the slow cooker for convenience. Very good! Thanks - 3/8/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I totally cheated! I didn't plan ahead very well and I just threw some frozen chicken breasts and all of the other ingredients into the cooker. It cooked for about 8 hours on low. We used a little of the "sauce" to flavor some whole wheat couscous. Turned out great. Will be making it again! - 2/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent. Even simpler by just putting frozen chicken into crock pot and sprinkling spices on top. Forgot lemon juice but still good. Used lemon pepper and 1 can of veg. broth +2 green onions. Used 3 tsp. minced garlic. Thickened juice w/ cornstarch. Served on pasta w/ peas mixed in. A+++ - 2/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So good and moist!
    (I added chicken broth instead of water and buillon cubes. I also added sliced mushrooms and green onion)
    I always have a hard time making chicken breast they always come out so dry. NOT this time! YAY!
    Thank you!! - 2/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was very easy to prepare and very yummy! - 1/31/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasty.....butterflied chicken and cooked in chicken broth after searing. Used oregano, garlic, lemon juice, lemon pee, white wine.....took chicken from pan and added some cornstarch to make a gravy. - 1/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was an amazing and easy dish! We loved it! - 1/9/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My chicken seemed a little dry but it was so tender it shredded and the seasonings were great! Everyone loved this one :) - 1/3/10

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This didn't turn out so well for me. It was VERY Lemony, I served it on top of rice to try and cut the tartness but it didn't work so well. I love that it didn't have a cream soup in it for lower sodium, but if I make this again I will probably use some fat free cream cheese or a laughing cow wedge. - 12/3/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    good recipe - 11/9/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and so easy to make. - 11/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Usually, I don't like chicken breast. This was delish!!!!! I used a can of low sodium chicken broth in addition and added extra garlic. I had 8 breasts with bones, no skin. It fell right off the bone!!! - 11/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was easy and tasty!! Thanks for a great recipe! - 10/12/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Needs more garlic and some other flavors. All we could taste was lemon. Not bad but not great either - 9/24/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    tasty blend of herbs - 8/3/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not bad... I added more liquid based on another person's review and it was still a bit dry... but the flavor was good and it was very easy to make. - 8/2/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband told me to fix this again. - 6/17/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was in a hurry and didn't brown the chicken. It was good but next time I will brown the chicken; I think it will have even more flavor that way. - 6/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I Made this the other night and my husband RAVED over it!
    I increased the broth to about 1 cup, added a little basil to the seasoning mix put on the chicken before browning and used the juice from 1 whole lemon and added baby carrots into the slow cooker to cook with the Chicken. YUMMY !!!!!! - 6/4/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! Easy and delicious! - 5/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was good - I threw a few whole mushrooms in the pan to brown with the chicken and then into the pot for a deeper flavor and an extra veg, and that was nice. - 4/21/09

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was okay....I tweeked it a little bit adding more lemon and chicken broth because I hate dry chicken... - 4/16/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great flavor! I will add more broth next time, as it seemed a little dry. - 4/8/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought the chicken was super tender and for the most part, tasty. I think it would have been better if the sauce was thicker and could have been served over/with the chicken. It was a great change to my normal crock pot meals. Oh and I used chicken broth as others did instead. - 3/31/09

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Not my favorite but it was still good! - 3/10/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This one was really good. We served it over Jasmine rice, which was great! - 3/2/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for an easy great option for chicken. Love the broth suggestion and used it. Husband even likesit - 2/28/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was okay...I didn't find it to have much flavor, which surprised me, with all the good flavors in it. However, I AM a dork and messed up and used 1-1/4 cups of water rather than just 1/4, so that probably diluted the flavor a bit. On the plus side, my kids LOVED it! - 2/26/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good I made this and would make it again thanks - 2/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very quick and easy and excellent flavor. Will make again. The lemon really adds zest to it. - 2/25/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I don't use bouillon the recipe sounds great otherwise. - 2/25/09

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Did not find it to have a lot of flavor other than the oregano. The lemon disappeared and wasn't evident in the flavor. - 2/22/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this yesterday and it came out a little dry and a little bland. I think it may be my fault as I left it in the slow cooker on low for the full 6 hours and it could've came out sooner. Also I used 3 chicken breasts. I really wasn't sure what kind of chicken this recipe called for. - 2/17/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is good but I did add a can of chicken broth instead of water so I could have a bit more sauce. - 2/14/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good but I would only ever use skinless chicken thighs in a crockpot/slowcooker as breasts get too dry :) It is in my recipe book now! - 2/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tender & easy, although the flavor wasn't quite my favorite - good though! - 11/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i started this dish before church,when i got back,it was done and tasted wonderful,everyone raved - 9/7/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Sauce was yummy, the chicken too dry for my tastes (overcooked). Since I prefer recipes that come out the first time, every time, I won't be making this again. My loss. - 8/13/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Easy! - 8/12/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! verrrrrrrrrry tasty - 8/7/08

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  • TASTY, EASY, ENJOYED AND WILL MAKE OFTEN
    sab - 2/1/14

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  • I shredded the chicken and put in a wrap. Perfect for school days when I need to spend my evenings working not cooking! - 9/14/13

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  • I did this on the stove top, replaced the bouillion /water with low sodium chicken broth, and added mushrooms, and garlic. Instead of brown rice, I cooked up some quinoa and kale, too. Excellent! - 7/17/13

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  • I liked it very much. I went a little overboard with the oregano (oops). I will use more lemon juice and a little more garlic next time. - 3/9/13

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  • I am going to use this recipe for tonight. This recipe was delicious. My husband even liked it and he is a beef man. Very nice.
    - 3/7/13

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  • This was very good and had the house smelling delicious! Only thing I'd change for future is more liquid -- I already doubled the liquid and needed more, but these were large breasts. Also, I would like it to be more lemony, so I'll add much more in future. Thanks!! - 2/22/13

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  • I made this tonight!! It was a amazing!! So tender and so much flavor!! - 1/18/13

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  • Dry. Perhaps it cooked too long. - 1/15/13

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  • My whole family loved this meal, including my four kids! We will for sure make it again. I also used broth (a full can) in place of the water and bouillon granules. - 1/9/13

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  • This was good! - 11/5/12

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  • The chicken breasts do not remain intact when the cooking is completed, so be sure to measure out the correct portion. Otherwise, delicious and easy!! - 8/8/12

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  • easy too prepare and tasty - 7/29/12

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  • Delicious! I used thyme instead of oregano and only 1 lb of chicken, but used a little more water mixture. The chicken was a touch dry but I think that was because there want very much juice left. Next time I will make 2 lbs for leftovers and will more than double the water mixture for added juice. - 7/26/12

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  • I replaced the water and chicken bouillon granules with low-sodium chicken broth as suggested by another and it turned out great. The picture of this recipe didn't do it justice. - 7/20/12

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  • Easy and great the second time around. Made a salad the next day, romaine lettuce, strawberries, walnuts and chicken - yum! - 6/22/12

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  • This recipe couldnt' be any easier to put together. I also used the advise of another "Sparker" and just put frozen chicken breasts in the slow cooker for the 6 hour cooking time. Next time I'll put in some carrots and potatoes in the pot to cook along with the chicken. - 4/29/12

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  • So yummy, a big hit in our house! - 4/24/12

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  • I would love to try this, but I don't have a slow cooker. Is there any alternative? - 4/1/12

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  • Great recipe and easy to make. I added fresh mushrooms and capers and used chicken broth in lieu of water. My family loved it! - 3/28/12

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  • Very good. I added 1/2 cup of uncooked rice and a can of cream of chicken soup to the chicken in the crock pot, and used chicken stock instead of water and bouillon. Will definately make this again. - 3/6/12

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  • I was so excited about this after reading all the good reviews, but I thought it came out very dry. I used extra chicken broth and everything. Not sure if it was something I did wrong, but it was disappointing. - 3/2/12

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  • I didn't get to eat any of it, but my fiance said it was the best chicken I've eve! I added additional garlic and was short 1 1/2 tbsp on the lemon, but he loved it! Now he smells of garlic. :D Thanks for this awesome recipe! - 2/11/12

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