It's a wonderful feeling having a big bowl or platter of chicken in the fridge, cooked and ready to go. It makes it so much more convenient to throw a little protein into a salad or a sandwich. Sometimes you can just gently reheat the whole entire thing and there's dinner. And although chicken isn't that difficult to make ahead, when you throw it into the slow cooker, as in the recipe below, it becomes even easier. Plus you get a delicious sauce.
If chicken breasts are all you have, take some precautions. Keep the bone in to help prevent the meat from overcooking. Take the skin off to keep the sauce from being too greasy. And only cook it for three hours on high. It will be scrumptious – almost like poached chicken breast. With that rich lemon butter sauce to go along with it, this chicken truly feels like something decadent.