Thursday, January 6, 2011

Crock Pot Cookin: Lemon Chicken and Rice

It’s a new year and like most of America, the Roybal’s are looking to get a little healthier.  I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions however; I’ve always said that it’s good to have goals (which are basically the same thing just less pressure)!  My goal for 2011 is to be more heart healthy.  To do this – eating healthier is a must.  G and I are definitely carnivores but we are going to make a consorted effort to eat more chicken, fish and turkey and a little less red meat. 

For years we had this favorite lemon chicken dish that I made from a box recipe...yes a box…just add chicken :)  The recipe was quick, easy and delicious but unfortunately I’ve been unable to find it in over a year.  I decided I would take matters in to my own hands and make the scrumptious meal from scratch…it came out pretty good but I let it cook a little longer than I should have.  The recipe called for 6 to 7 hours…I decided to go to the gym after work and it ended up cooking for about 9 to 10 hours.  I know – not the smartest.  In any case, it was still really good so here it is.   

What you’ll need:

- 3 cans (10¾ ounces each) condensed fat free cream of chicken soup, undiluted
- 2 cups regular rice (not instant) I used brown and white rice to add some color and a little whole grain
- 2 cups water
- 1 to 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup diced celery
- ½ cup lemon juice

Cookin time!

1. Combine soup, rice and water in the Crock Pot.  Add chicken; sprinkle with salt, paprika and pepper.  Sprinkle celery over chicken.

2. Cover; cook on low 6 to 7 hours, or on high 3 to 4 hours

3. Eat!

Oh, and a quick question…whose wife went to the market for her at 9pm on a work night because she was missing one ingredient from her crock pot recipe?  Mine did!  She’s a keeper!


  1. totally making the holiday roast tomorrow! Seriously, your blog makes me feel like we hang out. I love that!

  2. Me too! I'm loving it and I have you to thank! Thank you for introducing me to the world of blogging - love and miss you guys!


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