Crockpot Lemon Pepper Chicken

The other day…ok, a long time ago (I’ve had this blog in the queue for a while now)…I had a huge bag full of lemons and I wasn’t really sure what to do with them. Lemons are one of those things that you don’t really need a lot of.  You can use the peel and zest flavor into any dish.  You can use the juice for a little bit of acid and somehow the dish seems a little tastier.  You can use lemons to make salad dressings, or add a pop of flavor to fish or seafood.  But what the heck do you do when you have a large bag of lemons?  You make lemon pepper chicken!  In the crockpot!  So that’s exactly what I did.

Layer onion in the bottom of the crockpot.  Place boneless skinless chicken breasts on top.  Sprinkle liberally with pepper and use the zest of two lemons on top.

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Slice 2 lemons (or more if you like it really tangy) and place on top.   Add chicken broth.  Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.

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Remove the lemons before serving.

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Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe:
1 medium onion, sliced
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 lemons, zested and sliced
1-2 teaspoons black pepper
1 cup chicken broth

Layer the onions and chicken breasts in the dish of a slow cooker.  Sprinkle with black pepper and lemon zest.  Layer sliced lemons over the top of the chicken.  Add chicken broth.  Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Serve and enjoy!

Caroline