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Herbed Lemon Chicken and Rice
3 1/2 pounds chicken pieces
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup mixed chopped herbs - dill, parsley, oregano, marjoram
1 3/4 cups canned chicken broth
Rinse chicken and pat dry.
Put chicken pieces and garlic in a shallow glass dish and pour lemon juice over.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight, turning chicken pieces occasionally.
When ready to cook, drain the chicken, reserving lemon juice and garlic.
In a large resealable plastic bag, shake flour and paprika to combine.
Add a chicken piece and shake to coat evenly.
Repeat until all chicken pieces are dredged in flour mixture.
In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken pieces in oil over medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes per side.
Remove chicken and keep warm.
Place rice in a slow cooker and top with onion and chicken.
In a small saucepan, whisk together reserved lemon juice and garlic, salt, pepper, herbs and broth.
Bring to a full boil and boil for 1 minute.
Pour over chicken. Do not stir.
Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 2 1/4 to 3 hours.
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