Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken
In celebration of my 54th Birthday last month and in anticipation of Crocktober I wanted to try a new Crock Pot recipe. I found one online at Billy Parisi’s website and put my own little twist onto it to make this easy and inexpensive meal which was by far more flavorful than I anticipated.
- 1 package of chicken thighs browned in olive oil
- 2 cans of whole tomatoes and juice
- 1 can of chick peas, strained and rinsed
- 1 small diced small yellow onion
- 2 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 cup of assorted pitted Mediterranean olives
- 2 tablespoons of capers
- 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth
- 6 cups of cooked brown rice
- 1/4 cup (or more) white cooking wine (optional)
- Fresh cracked pepper to taste
- Feta cheese for garnish
Cook the chicken thighs in a little olive or vegetable oil until browned, as this will add more color and flavor to the dish.
Put all ingredients into a slow cooker coated with cooking spray and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours. Before serving sprinkle on a little salt and pepper to taste then serve over cooked brown rice and garnish with Feta cheese.
This was such a flavorful dish that both my son and I went back for seconds and it was more than enough for leftovers for the following day.
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I used the entire jar of olives however, you can use less if you prefer. You can also freeze any leftovers just make sure you allow it to cool first.
Do you have any Crocktober recipes to share?
Hubs hates olives so this dish would never work! But I did make an Indian dish yesterday…just not as spicy as typical. Have a great weekend 🙂
Funny you should say that, my husband also dislikes olives, but he loved this dish.
I know if he even saw an olive he wouldn’t even touch the rest.
Time for me to start dusting off my crock pot! What a yummy dish! It looks like it’s filled with flavor. #ProductReviewParty
Yes, I have several in different sizes and one at least once per week. It will definitely save you time in the kitchen.
I’ve used my crockpot about 3 times in the last 8 years…smh! I really need to make better use of it and stop slacking…lol #ProductReviewParty
Oh my, you need to pull that baby out with a quickness, it will save you time and help make easy and delicious meals.
Ooh, I just love olives in my food so I’d love to see what this dish tastes like! Looks easy too.
Stacie, when I say it was good…it was GOOD!!!!
This looks soo delicious. The feta and olives caught my attention!
It actually made the dish even better!
[…] You all know just how much I love slow cooking my meals as evidenced by these last two recipes; Slow Cooked Mediterranean Chicken and Slow Cooked Breakfast Frittata. I am always looking to try new Crock Pot recipes and since I […]
This would be a winner at my house – both my husband and I love feta cheese, and he loves olives. Pinned!
Yes, the olives and capers really made this meal!