Make This: Easy Chicken, Rosemary and Lemon


If you're like me, you're usually scrambling to think up a dinner recipe same day. I mean, if I'm really prepared I have all of my dinners planned for the week (at which point I go shopping to make sure I have all of the ingredients ahead of time). But let's be real. Life doesn't always afford you that time. The other morning was one such occasion. I was outside staring at our gigantic rosemary shrub and thought: I have chicken! Seriously, that's what I thought. Then I ran inside, and sure enough we had olive oil and chicken stock and rice. And our neighbor has a lemon tree. Hooray! Dinner is made!

It's really tender and really tasty and it requires minimal ingredients. Recipe is below!

Chicken, Rosemary and Lemon (In a Crockpot)

6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or breasts, or tenders)
1 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup olive oil
The juice of 1 or 2 lemons (depends how lemony you want it)
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary chopped
3 cloves of garlic minced
Salt + Pepper to taste
1/4 cup of white wine (optional)

Rinse chicken and add to the crockpot. 
In a bowl combine the olive oil, garlic, rosemary and salt and pepper. Mash it all together so the flavors absorb.
Add the mixture to the crockpot and add the chicken stock and the lemon juice. Here you would add the white wine if you are using that as well.
Cook for 4 hours on low or 8 hours on high.
When the chicken is close to being done, cook rice on the stove according to the package directions. 
Place chicken and juices over rice and serve with a nice cold Sauvignon blanc and and a side of arugula.

Photos by Alexa Evans for Short & Sweet Blog


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This looks so delicious and comforting! Thanks for sharing!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Stephanie said...

Yum! Pinned it. :)

Rema said...

Mm! So simple, and sounds so good!

17 Perth said...

Been loving cooking with lemon lately! It provides such freshness. This sounds so tasty! Love that you make it in a crockpot too. That I can handle!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

That looks so good! And in a crockpot - extra points!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

this looks perfect. i think i am going to make this today. i had some chicken, but not much else. luckily i have lemon and rosemary and rice. woohoo! thanks!!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

This looks like something that would be a great hit here! Thanks for the idea!