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Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken + 3 Ways to Use It

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Bright, tangy, and crazy simple to make, Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken is a no-fuss weeknight dinner everyone will love.

Read on for the chicken recipe, plus 3 ways to use it, so you can cook once and eat well all week!

“This is absolutely delicious. Smells heavenly while cooking, too!” Sara

Bright, tangy, and crazy simple to make, Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken is a no-fuss weeknight dinner everyone will love. Read on for the chicken recipe, plus 3 ways to use it, so you can cook once and eat well all week!

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    Read on for the Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken plus three different ways to use it!

    Bright, tangy, and crazy simple to make, Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken is a no-fuss weeknight dinner everyone will love. Read on for the chicken recipe, plus 3 ways to use it, so you can cook once and eat well all week!
    Bright, tangy, and crazy simple to make, Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken is a no-fuss weeknight dinner everyone will love. Read on for the chicken recipe, plus 3 ways to use it, so you can cook once and eat well all week!

    Lemon Herb Chicken Bowls

    Top warm quinoa with the chicken, roasted veggies, chopped raw veggies, green onion, avocado, and drizzle generously with the Lemon Herb Sauce.

    Bright, tangy, and crazy simple to make, Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken is a no-fuss weeknight dinner everyone will love. Read on for the chicken recipe, plus 3 ways to use it, so you can cook once and eat well all week!

    Lemon Herb Chicken Tacos

    Add the shredded chicken to warmed corn tortillas. Top with slaw or shredded raw veggies. Drizzle on Lemon Herb Sauce, salsa, green onions, avocado, or guacamole.

    Bright, tangy, and crazy simple to make, Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken is a no-fuss weeknight dinner everyone will love. Read on for the chicken recipe, plus 3 ways to use it, so you can cook once and eat well all week!

    Lemon Herb Chicken Salad

    Top your favorite greens with chopped raw and roasted veggies. Pile on the shredded chicken, top with avocado, and drizzle with the Lemon Herb Sauce.

    Bright, tangy, and crazy simple to make, Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken is a no-fuss weeknight dinner everyone will love. Read on for the chicken recipe, plus 3 ways to use it, so you can cook once and eat well all week!

    RECIPE & KID-FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS

    1 | If you're feeding a resistant eater, serve the shredded chicken plain, with the sauce on the side for dipping.

    2 | The sauce will work with any type of citrus, so feel free to mix things up with lime or orange juice.

    THIS RECIPE IS . . .

    Naturally Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Grain-Free, Paleo and Whole30 Friendly

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    Bright, tangy, and crazy simple to make, Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken is a no-fuss weeknight dinner everyone will love. Read on for the chicken recipe, plus 3 ways to use it, so you can cook once and eat well all week!

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    Bright, tangy, and crazy simple to make, Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken is a no-fuss weeknight dinner everyone will love. Read on for the chicken recipe, plus 3 ways to use it, so you can cook once and eat well all week!

    Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken*

    Ingredients

    For the Lemon Herb Sauce

    2-4 medium garlic cloves, minced or finely grated

    ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice 

    1 teaspoon dijon mustard

    ½ teaspoon kosher salt

    ⅓ cup olive oil

    1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

    For the Chicken

    2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs

    Lemon Herb Sauce

    Instructions

    1. Make the sauce: In a medium bowl or jar, whisk or shake together the garlic, lemon juice, mustard and salt. Stream in the olive oil, whisking until smooth. Add the Italian seasoning and stir to combine.

    Alternatively, add the garlic (no need to chop first), lemon juice, mustard and salt to a blender. Blend on high, then stream in the olive oil and blend until smooth. Add the herbs and pulse to combine. Use immediately or cover and chill for 3-5 days.

    2. Add the chicken along with ½ cup Lemon Herb Sauce to a 6-quart slow cooker.

    3. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 4-5 hours, or until the chicken shreds easily with a fork.

    4. Remove the chicken, shred with two forks, then add it back to the slow cooker, stirring to combine. Stir in the remaining Lemon Herb Sauce, or reserve the Sauce and serve it on the side.

    5. Serve the chicken as is, or use it in bowls, pasta, tacos, salads, stir-fries or mason jar salads.

    Makes 4-6 servings.

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