Slow Cooker Greek Chicken

We love this slow cooker Greek chicken for an easy weeknight meal. Using a slow cooker brings out the flavor in foods and creates really delicious, tender meats. And of course, nothing beats the convenience!

 

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Slow Cooker Greek Chicken

Dinner, Gluten Free, Quick & Easy, Greek, Mediterranean, Mediterranean diet, Chicken, Slow Cooker
  • Author: claire
  • Yield: 6-8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

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  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup kalamata olives
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish: feta cheese, chopped basil

Instructions

  1. Spray the bowl of the slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add to the skillet and sear for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown. 
  4. Add chicken to the slow cooker and top with red bell pepper, red onion and olives.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, honey, oregano, thyme, and red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste. 
  6. Pour over the chicken and vegetables and stir. 
  7. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours.  Make sure to check chicken to ensure it does not overcook.

Serve over your favorite grain such as  farro, orzo or brown rice.  It is delicious served in a pita with tzatziki sauce as well!

Notes

Adapted from Well Plated by Erin.

Keywords: Dinner, Gluten Free, Quick & Easy, Greek, Mediterranean, Mediterranean diet, Chicken, Slow Cooker

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