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Slow cooker Greek style Chicken and Potatoes

December 28, 2010

in Chicken, Recipes, Slow cooking

 This easy and flavorful dish was the fruit of my efforts last week to clean up my fridge and freezer from a myriad of forgotten ingredients. It really doesn’t get much easier than this. Just pop the potatoes and chicken in the crock, brush with some sauce and wait. The only laborious part is skinning the legs, but as I wrote here before, skin comes off easily enough if you use a paper towel to pull it off. The best way to make this task easier is to convince your spouse to do it for you!  After all the labour (ahem) you put in the kitchen, it’s the least they can do.

Slow cooker Greek Style Chicken and Potatoes

Ingredients:

4 large potatoes, scrubbed clean and cut in big wedges
1 kg (about 2 lb family pack) chicken drumsticks, skin removed (try a paper towel for pulling off the skin. Easy!)
1/2 to 1 Tbsp minced garlic, depending on how many vampires you plan to kill
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp corn starch
1 Tbsp dry oregano
1 tsp salt
lots black pepper

Preparation:
Place potatoes in bottom of slow cooker. Place chicken pieces on top. In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix water, corn starch, olive oil, garlic and spices. Using a brush, brush pieces of chicken with the sauce and pour the rest in the bottom of the crock. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
slow cooker greek chicken closeup

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

kanmuri December 29, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Thank you!!!!

kanmuri December 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Thanks!!!!

Karine July 7, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Easy, tasty, yummy!
Thank you for sharing all these recipes!

ayallawt July 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm

My pleasure Karine!

cheryl chaffin September 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm

thought u might like this recipe seems easy and quick going to tryb it tonight

gail francis September 15, 2011 at 4:13 pm

this seems like it might bwe good easy and quickgoing to try it tonight

Gloria September 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Thank you! Sounds good and I’m going to try this in the next few days.

lai February 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

nice one!!!!!my hubby love it!!!

Barb April 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

looks good

Barb April 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

looks goood

Kay August 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Do I use red or white potatoes?

bobbie August 17, 2012 at 11:54 pm

try adding the juice of one lemon and a few slices of lemon.
It adds great flavor.

CHRIS August 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm

making this today..hope it is as good as my yiayia made …I will add one onion sliced thin as yiayia used onion in this dish as she made it on the stovetop or in the oven…my house will smell like my yiayia’s…I love the thought.

ayallawt August 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Will do Bobbie, Thx!

ayallawt August 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I used white ones but red potatoes might work just as well. Let me know how it turned out!

SHERRY August 22, 2012 at 4:23 am

LOOKS AWESOME. I’M GOING TO TRY IT TOMORROW BUT WILL USE CHICKEN THIGHS INSTEAD OF LEGS. ANXIOUS TO TRY IT OUT.

Pete October 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Don’t forget for a real authentic Greek chicken you should add lemon juice and don’t be afraid to add more garlic if you wish.

bobbie October 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm

This is so good. but I like a little lemon with my greek chicken..so serve this with a wedge of lemon on the side to squeeze over your chicken an potatoes..enjoy

theresa October 13, 2012 at 10:39 pm

this looks and sounds so delicious and EASY!! I can’t wait to try it, though I’m going with boneless chicken breasts, since that is what my husband and i prefer, but I hope it still comes out good!! Thanks for sharing!

ayallawt October 14, 2012 at 6:23 am

Good luck! Since chicken breasts dry out faster, make sure you check doneness after 4-5 hours. It is possible that the meat will cook faster then your potatoes. In that case, take chicken out, keep it covered and let the potatoes cook for another hour or so.

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know how it came out!

ayallawt October 14, 2012 at 6:23 am

Will do! I love lemon.

ayallawt October 14, 2012 at 6:24 am

I will do that. Thanks! No such thing as too much garlic 🙂

ayallawt October 14, 2012 at 6:25 am

Thanks Sherry! please let me know how it turned out!

PattiW October 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I made this yesterday, and it was definitely a WINNER!! I just tweeked it a little… used skinless chicken breast, used chicken stock instead of the water, and added some basil & rosemary. The chicken was so tender it pulled right off the bone, and the flavor was superb!

Anita March 29, 2013 at 10:01 am

At the last 1/2 hr or so of cooking add can of peas….1 pot meal….

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