Monday, October 5, 2009

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken

I love using my slow cooker as often as I can and finding a cook book that is specifically geared toward meals for 2 was very excited. This recipe comes from Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes For Two.

Cooker: 1 1/2 - 3 quart
Cook: LOW 6-8 hours; cheese added last 15 minutes

One 3oz block feta cheese
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 bone-in chicken legs with thighs skinned
1 medium-size yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 of a 14.5oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 Tbsp tomato paste
Pinch of Greek oregano

Heat the olive oil in a medium-size skillet and brown the chicken on both sides. While the chicken is browning, spray the inside of the crock with nonstick cooking spray and lay the onion and garlic in the bottom. Place the browned chicken on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and add the tomatoes in juice, tomato paste, and oregano. Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours, until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
Remove the feta from the water, cut in slices, and arrange the slices over the top of the chicken. Cover and cook for 15 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve immediately.

To get started you will need your chicken, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, pepper and oregano.

Remove the skin from the chicken.

Heat some oil in a pan.

Brown the chicken on both sides.

While it is browning, chop up your garlic and slice the onions. I normally don't like to start cooking until the prep is done, but in this case the meal is so easy I am not worried about timing.

Layer the onions and garlic in a greased crockpot.

When the chicken is browned put it on top of the onion and garlic.

Add the tomatoes, paste and seasoning and pop the lid on. Let it cook on low for 6-8 hours. Get ready for your house to smell really good while this cooks.

About 15 minutes before you are ready to eat, open the crock pot and layer on the feta cheese.

Put the lid back on and make a quick side dish. I just cooked up some frozen veggies with a little salt and butter.

The chicken was juicy and tender and tasted great with the veggies that had been cooking along with it. I will be making a lot more dishes from this great cookbook for 2 or just 1.


  1. I love slow cookers! I can't wait until I can break mine out of storage. That looks sooo tasty. Feta is delicious

  2. wow that was so easy... and looks great... I think its time to dust off my crock pot for the winter...

  3. mmm...i love chicken and feta cheese...great recipe...
    Poli wraio fagito :)
    Kisses from Greece!