Creamy Lemon Chicken

With a slow cooker in your kitchen, dinner is always a no-fuss delight. This easy chicken and green bean meal will be waiting for you at dinner time.



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Servings: 2
Prep Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients
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    2   
    chicken breast halves with skin and bone (about 1 pound)
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    1  9  ounce package 
    frozen cut green beans
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    1/2  of a small 
    onion, cut into very thin wedges
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    1   clove 
    garlic, minced
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    pepper
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    1/4  cup 
    canned reduced-sodium chicken broth
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    2   ounces 
    reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), cubed
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    finely shredded lemon peel
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    Lemon peel strips (optional)

Directions
1.
Remove skin from chicken. Place frozen green beans and onion in a 1-1/2 quart slow cooker. Place chicken on vegetables. Sprinkle with garlic and pepper. Pour broth over all.
2.
Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2-1/2 hours. If no heat setting is available, cook for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.
3.
Transfer chicken and vegetables to 2 serving plates; cover to keep warm.
For Sauce:

1.
Beat cream cheese and shredded lemon peel in a small bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Slowly add cooking liquid, beating on low speed until combined. Spoon sauce over chicken and vegetables. Garnish with lemon peel strips, if desired.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 288, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 107, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 13, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 40, vit. A (IU) 923, vit. C (mg) 19, sodium (mg) 266, calcium (mg) 101, iron (mg) 2, Vegetables () 2, Very Lean Meat () 5, Fat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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