Mediterranean flavors enhance this easy, versatile slow cooker meal. Any cut of chicken can be used for this recipe and it can also be made in the oven.
Confession: this is really just a re-vamp of my Mediterranean Roasted Chicken recipe. I modified the roasted chicken recipe to be cooked in the slow cooker (of course). The original recipe I kind of just uploaded when I first launched this blog. It was on my Instagram page from a while back and since it’s one of my favorite recipes, I wanted to share it here as well. Sadly it took me almost 6 months to get around to making this again. Well worth the wait I like to think.
In the roasted version I used bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts. This time I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs. As I stated earlier, you can use pretty much any cut of meat. I have even used a whole chicken (cut up and non cut up). If you choose to use white meat like chicken breasts then reduce the cooking time by an hour or so to ensure it doesn’t dry out. Lamb is another option. If you go with lamb the two cuts I suggest are either lamb chops or lamb loin. Since lamb is red meat, it will need to cook a little longer.
Make sure to adjust the cooking time by adding an hour or so. This recipe is all about the spices. Nothing fancy here, you probably have most if not all of these spices (paprika, coriander, oregano, cumin, curry powder, chili pepper, salt) already in your pantry. This was an extremely easy recipe to convert to the slow cooker. The flavors cook together nicely while both the garbanzo beans and tomatoes hold their shape.
- 2 lbs chicken (thighs, breasts or legs)
- 2 15 oz cans garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes
- 1 medium lemon, sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp oil (I used avocado oil)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Handful of fresh cilantro
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp chili pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- Add chicken to slow cooker.
- Mix together remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pour over & around chicken.
- Cook HIGH 3-4 hours or LOW 6-8.