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.
5 thoughts on “Chicken with Capers, Slow Cooker; waiting for spring”
Cabin fever got me to wash three window and two doorwalls the past two days. Yup. It’s there…
I love lemon with chicken. Piccata, soup, lots of things. I’ve never made piccata in the slow cooker, but I think I need to try this now.
I’ll try anything in the slow cooker… My walls are in desperate need of washing – just about up to dog height lol
Lemons are indeed easy to use in my kitchen as well.
Yes you do have cabin fever. House cleaning never cured mine.
House cleaning won’t cure mine either…. gardening might.
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