Crockpot Mediterranean Chicken

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My slow cooker is a life saver for me and any time I can toss dinner in there I am all for it!

Chicken cooks so well in the slow cooker and it is certainly my go-to staple when cooking in the crockpot.

Do you love Mediterranean food? I love, love, love it! And the smell of this cooking all day long will make your home smell amazing!

Easy recipes like this are perfect for any busy weeknight. I am going to show you how chicken thighs, feta cheese, fragrant fresh basil, chickpeas and olives make a scrumptious dinner!

Crockpot Mediterranean Chicken

Ingredients: 

  • 6-10 chicken thighs (I used bonesless and skinless. I have also used 4-6 chicken breasts instead.)
  • 1 can of Rotel tomatoes (or you can use a 14oz can of fire roasted tomatoes for a different flavor)
  • 1 can of chicken peas (14 oz)
  • 1/2 c green olives
  • 1/4 c fresh basil leaves, cleaned and roughly chopped (ok, I did more like 1 cup)
  • 8 oz of crumbled feta cheese

Place the chicken in the bottom of your slow cooker.

I used my 4 qt. because my 6 qt. was dirty. Using the 6 qt. slow cooker will allow for quicker cooking because it can layout more evenly since there is more room. Either is fine.

chicken thighs

Add in the chicken peas, tomatoes and olives.

You can drain them all if you want, but I like to add the juices because I like the broth that it makes.

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Add the later of basil. Add more than 1/4 of a cup if you want. I love it!

Top with the crumbled feta.

Pop the lid on it and cook on high for 4-6 hours.

Your house will smell amazing while the flavors come together.

basil chicken feta cheese chickpeas

When it is done this is what it will look like.

I stir it up to mix everything together.

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I cook up 2 cups of rice.

We like to serve this in bowls. I first add the rice then top with the feta, basil, chickpea mixture and then top with a piece of chicken.

I then add a ladle of broth. Amazing!!!

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I also like to add a plate of pita chips and hummus to the table as a little side. Not everyone at my house likes hummus, but for those of us who do this is the perfect side.

(My favorite commercial hummus is Trader Joe’s and I love their pita chips!)

trader joes hummus and pita chips

Super easy dinner and it’s pretty healthy. I love that the clean up is simple too!

Enjoy!

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Crockpot Mediterranean Chicken

Crockpot Mediterranean Chicken

Ingredients

  • 6-10 chicken thighs (I used bonesless and skinless. I have also used 4-6 chicken breasts instead.)
  • 1 can of Rotel tomatoes (or you can use a 14oz can of fire roasted tomatoes for a different flavor)
  • 1 can of chicken peas (14 oz)
  • 1/2 c green olives
  • 1/4 c fresh basil leaves, cleaned and roughly chopped (ok, I did more like 1 cup)
  • 8 oz of crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken into the crockpot and top with the chick peas, tomatoes, and olives.
  2. Top with the spinach and feta cheese.
  3. Cover and cook on high in the crockpot for 4-6 hours or until the chicken is cooked through.

5 Comments

  1. I cooked your recipes and they are great. Thanks Crystal!

    1. Clarissa that is so awesome to hear! Thank you so much for the feedback.

  2. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

  3. Oh my, this sounds delicious Crystal!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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