Last month I drank a lot of honey and lemon! Even though its typically a drink you have when you are unwell I quite like the combination of flavours and will often have it when I am perfectly fit and healthy too, especially on a cold wintery night. It got me to thinking about flavour mixes that I love – honey and lemon..lemon and rosemary… garlic and well..anything! It resulted in this recipe for Slow Cooker Rosemary Garlic Chicken with Honey and Lemon. Slow cooked because I can be a lazy chef at times and I adore my slow cooker. I often don’t even marinate meat that I slow cook as I find it already takes on the flavour well enough but I have in this instance, purely because I had the time.
Something about lemons makes me feel like springtime has arrived ( although they fill our fruit bowl year round ) and so it was perfect that this was served on a day where the sun shone brightly in a gloriously blue sky!
Although this is a slow cooker dish I popped onto my griddle pan ( a frying pan will do ) at the end mostly for aesthetic reasons but also as I love the caramelisation and taste that it gives.
Slow Cooker Rosemary Garlic Chicken with Honey and Lemon
You will need:
4 chicken breasts
5 garlic cloves (peeled)
Zest & juice of one lemon
3 tbsp honey ( plus 2 tbsp for glazing )
Few sprigs of fresh rosemary
pinch of sea salt
pinch of black pepper
Mix your lemon, 3 tbsp honey, garlic and seasoning in a bowl and add your chicken and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate for a few hours. Remove and leave to bring to room temperature then add to your slow cooker and cook on low for 5 hours. Pop a griddle pan over a high heat until sizzling, brush your chicken on both side with a little honey and sprinkle over black pepper then briefly pop on your pan until golden brown and sticky.
Serve with a large green salad and some new potatoes. These were so good I am making them again later this week, this time to slice thinly and serve in tortilla wraps with a herby mayo.
What is your favourite slow cooker dish??