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Rosemary Lemon Chicken

It was 98 degrees today in Southern Illinois, so that meant time for the crockpot again! I had a Sunday of reading planned ... trying to get started on the 7th book of the Outlander series ... so cooking inside or outside was not on my Sunday agenda!

This recipe is so good. It does take a little prep time, but within 30 minutes I was out of the kitchen! I used bone in chicken pieces (with skin) that I'd already cut up and frozen ... and thawed overnight in the refrigerator. Dredge the chicken in a light coating of flour and pan fry it in a little olive oil ... turning it one time ... and frying it just long enough to put some  color on the skin. Place each piece in the crock pot and try to make a single layer. I drizzled a couple Tablespoons of the pan juices/oil over the meat, ground a generous amount of white pepper over the meat, then topped each piece of chicken with a slice of lemon and tossed in several sprigs of Rosemary. Miss Phoebe's blue chair garden is really producing! Add a cup of chicken stock to the bottom of the pot ... cover the crockpot and turn it on high. This usually takes about 3 hours, depending upon the size of the pieces. 

This week's CSA share provided these great purple string beans, more colorful potatoes and sweet onions. I cooked those in my little crock pot with a small piece of smoked pork and plenty of ground pepper! I covered them with water and since this wasn't a big batch and it took less than two hours to be deliciously tender.

The sauce remaining in the crock pot is perfect to serve over rice, noodles or even mashed potatoes. It also makes a really good base for lemon chicken soup, so mine went right to the freezer for a snowy day next winter, when I'll be complaining about the cold temperatures!

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  1. This looks wonderful!! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner Sunday linky!

  2. Pinned this recipe. Looks delicious!

  3. I love chicken, what a yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing, enjoy your day!

  4. I like the combination of lemon and rosemary with chicken and using the crock pot on a hot day is something I like to do as well.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to Mosaic Monday Debbie.

  5. Wow this looks so good with lemon and rosemary combined!

  6. This sounds delicious, thank you for sharing this with us at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  7. Mmmmm. Looks delicious! I'll just wait till my purple string beans gets ripe :)

  8. I love the Lemon and Rosemary combination for this awesome Chicken dish. Hope you are having a fantastic day and we are so excited that you shared your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Thanks so much and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. I love Rosemary with lemon and have a plant in a vintage cemetery basket. Handy for me to clip for cooking. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. I am growing rosemary and have loads of it, so have been looking for recipes for its use. This sounds wonderful. Thank you!


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