Being new to cooking, I tend to only follow recipes and never really experiment on my own. I never know what will turn out right and what will end up going straight into the trash. Since money is tight, and I hate wasting food, I stick to recipes and leave the experimenting to hubby.
Unfortunately for me, we were down to pretty much nothing in the kitchen to cook for dinner and I absolutely did not feel like going to the store. So I grabbed a few things, tossed them in the crock-pot and hoped for the best. I was shocked when the meal turned out pretty good!
Since it was so insanely easy, super cheap and really consisted of ingredients already in the house, I decided to keep in on the menu and try it again. This time I made a few little changes, tweaked it a bit according to the feedback from hubby after the first try, then just tossed everything in the crock-pot and forgot about it.
My second attempt was a total hit! Abby ate all of her chicken, a huge deal for her since she usually just picks at her plate (what can I expect from a picky little one). I was so excited, I finally found something she would eat! With all her food allergies plus her deciding to be picky all of a sudden, food choices are quite limited. I often find myself having to cook one meal for her and another for us. I was determined to find meals I could cook for everyone to enjoy and this chicken was just what I was looking for.
What really shocked me was how much hubby liked it! He has only ever hated one recipe I tried, everything else he has liked and has even asked for again, but nothing has been just a real hit with him. This time, he couldn’t stop talking about the chicken. He came in the next day after working saying he really wished there was more of that chicken “cause man it was so good”. Oh yes, I was quite happy after hearing that.
I decided I simply must share this recipe, I’m quite proud since for the first time I didn’t follow someone else’s recipe. (yes I understand that as easy as it is, several others have problem done the same thing. I’m happy I got brave enough to attempt tossing things together on my own).
Crock-Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken:
- 7-8 frozen Chicken Breast Tenderloins – Thawed
- 1 – 14oz can of Chicken Broth
- 2 – Knorr Chicken Homestyle Stock tubs
- Lawry’s Lemon Pepper
- McCormick Perfect Pinch Garlic & Herb (Salt Free)
- Dump the two tubs of Knorr Chicken Homestyle Stock into the crock-pot. I tend to break mine up a bit after dumping them in. Pour in Chicken Broth, give it a little stir to help mix it up if you prefer (lol I do).
- Place chicken breast tenderloins into the crock-pot.
- Sprinkle Lemon Pepper and Garlic & Herb Seasoning over chicken. I don’t have an exact amount. I shook the bottle several times until the chicken was good and covered. I didn’t add but just a tiny bit of the Garlic & Herb, just enough for slight taste. The Lemon Pepper I might have gone overboard on but hubby said it was perfect. Just add to your desired liking.
- Cooking on low for 8 hours (or high for 4 hours).
I chose to pair our’s with Chicken Rice and Corn (beans for hubby). Abby isn’t the biggest fan of rice so she had corn and pickles with her’s. Yes, pickles. Hey, it’s what she wanted.
Please Note: Often when cooking with seasonings, I never measure unless I’m making a specific recipe that calls for exact measurements. I just add what I feel is the right amount for our tastes. When experimenting, I add what I know (or hope) we will like based on our preferences.
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