Delicious crockpot Greek chicken is an easy classic. Tender chicken and veggies in a light lemony sauce topped with olives and feta make for a great one-pot meal.
Chicken is like a multicultural blank canvas. Brush on red sauce, add some cheese and you can make it into an Italian work of art. Marinate it in some soy sauce and a bit of honey and you have an Asian masterpiece. Cover it in bbq sauce and let it slow cook to create an all-American classic showpiece.
How to Make This Easy Chicken Dinner
This Greek lemon chicken recipe is another work of art that requires almost no oversight. Some refer to it a "dump and go" meal (I personally don't think that term is appetizing and would rather not use it when talking about my dinner!). The most time efficient way to prepare this meal is to mix together chicken broth, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper and add it to a bag or bowl with your chicken. If you are using a slow cooker liner, mix these items right in the liner and close with a twist-tie or clip. You can then set the mixture aside in the refrigerator. This will give the chicken some time to marinate while you cut up the yellow squash and potatoes. Add these cuts to your crockpot along with the chicken and sauce mixture and you are ready to cook!. Cook on low for 4–6 hours or until chicken is cooked through. Just prior to serving, top with feta cheese and kalamata olives (if desired) to finish your masterpiece.
One Pot Chicken Dinner Hacks and Hints
- Slow cooker liners are an optional but helpful hack whenever using a slow cooker. They allow you to cook with little to no cleanup. I like to buy mine in bulk for a cheaper per-piece price. Click here to see what I buy.
- Dishes involving marination work especially well in slow cooker liners because you can easily mix the dish in the liner, store it in the refrigerator during the marinating process and then move the whole liner directly into the slow cooker.
- To get the most juice out of a fresh lemon, use tongs to squeeze half a lemon at a time.
- This easy recipe works will with breasts, thighs or even a combination of both, depending on your preference. Keep in mind that breasts will always come out dryer than thighs.
- To confirm when chicken is finished cooking, I suggest a meat thermometer. Chicken that is over cooked will be dry and rubbery. According to the FDA, chicken is safe to eat when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Here is my favorite meat thermometer.
Lazy Slow Cooker Greek Chicken
- 4 quart slow cooker or larger
- Knife and cutting board
- Mixing Spoon
- 2 chicken breasts and 4 thighs can use 4 breasts or 8 thighs if you don't want to mix
- 24 oz baby potatoes can be cut in half unless really tiny
- 3 yellow squash, cut in chunks
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup kalamata olives
- crumbled feta cheese
- place slow cooker liner in vessel (if using)
- mix together chicken broth, lemon juice, garlic, oregano and pepper
- add chicken to mixture and make sure it is covered on all sides. If you have time, you can take the liner out of the slow cooker and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.
- add potatoes and squash and cook on low 4-6 hours
- just prior to serving, mix in kalamata olives and top with feta cheese.
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