Easy recipes: Lemon Olive Oil Marinade & Slow Cooker Chicken

One of the easiest meals you could ever make is frozen chicken in a slow cooker with whatever sauce you fancy. We have done variations of this with wing sauce, barbecue sauces, marinades like Wegman’s Lemon and Garlic Marinade – truly the possibilities are endless and the outcome is always delicious. What is even better about this meal idea is that you can just put frozen chicken in and get going. No need to thaw; although speaking from experience it is much easier to make sure the chicken has softened ever so slightly before putting it in. That way, you don’t have to wrestle with the packaging and getting frostbite on your fingers.

Like many, come Friday I have zero energy to cook and usually end up with some fashion of takeout. However today I wanted to use up a few things that were lingering in the fridge so decided to throw a quick (and I mean quick) meal together.

First, place your frozen chicken in the base of the slow cooker.
Next, pour your marinade or sauce of choice over the frozen chicken breast.

The recipe for my homemade lemon olive oil marinade is below.
Layer in veggies of choice. Squash, bell peppers, and baby Bella mushrooms are all good choices; but today I used a small white onion, shredded carrots, and broccoli florets. Dash in a good amount of garlic powder, a teaspoon or so of salt, and a generous shake of black pepper.
That’s it! Super easy, very delicious, and a crowd pleaser for palettes of all ages.

After you’ve prepped your meal, cook on low for six or seven hours. After about five hours have passed, use two forks to shred the chicken. Return the lid, and continue cooking for the last hour or so.

Homemade lemon olive oil marinade recipe

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