Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken RecipeOctober 30, 2020
Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken cooks low and slow in the crockpot to create an amazing dish packed with moist chicken thighs, olives, red peppers, onion, Italian spices, capers, and plenty of flavor. Serve it with some Mashed Cauliflower or Spinach Polenta for a restaurant worthy meal.
I forget how much I love olives sometimes. I think it all started with my Mom who loved eating toast with cream cheese and those little mini green pimento olives. We would steal bites as kids and I remember thinking it was equally delicious and disgusting. I couldn't really decide if it was something I liked.
Fast forward and now I will happily eat just about any type of olive. I love the salty brine and bite of a really good olive as much as I love the aforementioned jarred green olives with cream cheese. Go figure.
Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken
Recipe by: Kristen McCaffrey of Slender Kitchen
Makes 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 4 hours, Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 sweet onion, sliced thin
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup roasted red peppers, chopped (or peppadew peppers)
- 1 cup olives (any kind)
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 tbsp. capers (optional)
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 tsp. rosemary
- 1 bay leaf
- Salt and pepper
- 1 lemon (juice for serving)
- Add the olive oil to a saute pan over medium high heat. Brown the chicken on both sides. Remove the chicken and set aside. Add the onions and garlic. Cook for 4-5 minutes until tender.
- Add the chicken, onion, garlic, and remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken is fork tender. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve with fresh lemon juice.
Nutritional Info Per Serving
Calories 264; Carbohydrates 8 grams; Fat 11 grams, Protein 30 grams
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ABOUT THE AUTHORKristen McCaffrey makes a variety of healthy and delicious recipes that she shares on her website, SlenderKitchen.com. Before diving into the world of healthy cooking, she struggled to lose weight, eat well, and find a healthy balance in her life. She has always been in love with food and enjoys healthy recipe development. Kristen is passionate about cooking and creating delicious recipes that encourage other people to eat healthy. See more recipes from Kristen!
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