Greek Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

by | Jun 29, 2020 | Chicken

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GREEK SLOW COOKER LEMON CHICKEN & POTATOES

A new easy weekday recipe! This Greek Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Potatoes has such a delicious bright flavor and it’s oh so tender. A perfect meal for busy weekdays!

Now this is a dish that proves why my slow cooker is my best friend in the kitchen! You get that fall-off-the-bone tender chicken and well softened potatoes that have cooked for 7 hours and soaked up alllll that flavor. Plus, it allows time for all those flavors to blend and marry together.

I also love the way those fattier thighs melt into the broth and create such a delicious sort of pan sauce.

Recipes like this Greek chicken and potatoes are always great in my book, not only because they are easy and ready when you get home from wherever, but they’re also the kinds of recipes that the whole family loves.

INGREDIENTS

I love how simple the ingredients for this slow cooker chicken and potatoes recipe are. For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Yellow Potatoes
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic
  • Dried oregano, basil, and rosemary
  • Salt and pepper
  • Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Olive oil
  • Chicken broth
  • Fresh lemon juice and zest
  • Fresh parsley

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place potatoes and onions in an even layer in cooker.
  • Pour in chicken broth. Sprinkle with half the garlic, half the oregano, half the basil and half the rosemary then season with salt and pepper.
  • Working in two batches, dab skin side of half the chicken thighs dry with paper towels, season with salt and pepper, then sear until golden brown.
  • Transfer chicken to slow cooker over potato layer. Repeat with remaining thighs.
  • Slowly and evenly pour lemon juice over chicken thighs, then sprinkle in remaining half the garlic, oregano, rosemary and basil over chicken.
  • Sprinkle 1 tsp lemon zest over chicken.
  • Cover and cook on low heat 5 1/2 – 7 hours.
  • Serve warm and sprinkle with fresh parsley and remaining lemon zest.
  • Note that the lemon slices were only added at the end for looks, I don’t recommend cooking them with the potatoes and chicken because that white pith of the lemon adds a bitter flavour.

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