I needed lemons a few weeks ago.
I don’t remember why nor do I remember why I didn’t use them… But I’ve had 3 lemons in my fridge ever since.
I really hate to waste food – especially food that I paid money for. I’m not so fussy about excess summer squashes in July,
The lemons needed to be used so last week became Lemon Week.
I know I could have made this lovely Lemon Ricotta Cake but, with only 2 eating it, a cake can be a challenge.
Well – it should be a challenge.
Lemon is the only fruit I like in savory dishes, so finding a use for 3 lemons was easy.
This was first:
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Chicken with Capers, Slow Cooker
Chicken Piccata ! This was an easy, flavorful slow cooker chicken main course with lemon, capers and tarragon. No pre-cooking needed. Lemon, capers and tarragon
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 hours
- Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Chicken
- Method: Slow Cooker
- 4 chicken thighs, skinned
- 4 – 6 shallots, chopped, about 1 cup
- 2 tsp savory
- 2 tsp tarragon
- 1/2 tsp sumac
- 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) white wine
- 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) chicken stock
- 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 2 tbs tapioca
- 4 tbs capers
- 1 lemon, sliced, seeds removed
- Combine herbs, wine, stock, and mustard.
- Put half of the shallots in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Sprinkle 1 tbs tapioca and 2 tbs capers on shallots.
- Add half of the ‘sauce’ and stir to combine.
- Top with chicken.
- Put the rest of the shallots, tapioca and capers on top of the chicken.
- Pour the rest of the sauce over all.
- Top with the sliced lemon.
- Cook on low, 6 hours.
- Turn chicken and stir once after 4 or 5 hours if so inclined.
- Remove chicken to a platter, spoon over and serve.
I use tapioca as a thickener in the slow cooker because it can be added at the beginning.10
Keywords: slow cooker, chicken, lemon, capers
I know I’ve been complaining about the weather and the constant rain, wind and cold, gray days – but it’s so boring!
It’s spring ! Or close enough, anyway, and I want to be outside.
The markets are full of primroses and pansies. I bought my onion and shallots for planting weeks ago. I’ve learned that if I don’t buy when they’re first on display I end up with the ones no one wants.
The same with the seeds. I ordered all of my seeds last week and, already, some were out of stock.
I’ve never been a particularly patient person, but, at this rate, it will be June before it dries up enough to work outside. By that time we’ll need big tractors and machetes. I may hate the rain but the weeds and grasses seem to love it.
I suppose I could clean the house,,,,,
Nah, there’s really no point when the dog and humans are tracking mud in every day.
I could sit at my computer and track the coronavirus…..
Nah, that’s just stressful and accomplishes nothing.
I think this is what they call ‘cabin fever’ back in the Midwest.