Our love for the slow cooker here at Kitchn will never die. You really can't beat the convenience of throwing a bunch of ingredients in, walking away while it does its thing, and then coming back to a cooked meal ready and waiting for you. Here, the trusty appliance helps you get chicken piccata — pasta included — on the table. The slow cooker saves dinner again!
To get the best flavor in this dish, you will need to do a bit of extra legwork up front, but it's worth it — promise. After dredging the chicken breast in a mixture of flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, you need to pan-fry it for a couple minutes on each side. You're not cooking it all the way through — just giving it a head start and helping it develop a nice, golden-brown crust.
Then you add the chicken to the slow cooker and let it finish cooking completely on low for four hours. Once the chicken is cooked, you remove it and add in your linguine, chicken broth, lemon juice, heavy cream, and cook it on high until the pasta is perfectly al dente.
Serve the chicken and pasta together with some lemon slices and fresh thyme. A sprinkle of Parmesan wouldn't hurt either!
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