Clean Slow Cooker Greek Chicken and Rice

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While we were in South Carolina for the New Year, my sister-in-law and I were quite creative when it came to feeding 4 adults and 6 children! For one of our meals, we placed frozen chicken breasts into a crock pot along with leftover pepper slices, mushrooms, onion, and chopped tomatoes. If all 10 people ate it, it must have been tasty!

This triggered some other ideas and we discussed making a Greek dish. I bought everything to make this a few weeks ago, and finally had the chance to throw it into the crock pot last Monday. (Forgive me for the darkened picture- it was late Monday after ballet when we got to dinner and so no natural light.) So here is the Slow Cooker Greek and Brown Rice creation- add or subtract some Mediterranean ingredients to make this uniquely yours!

  • 4 bone-in chicken breasts

  • 1 jar marinated artichokes

  • 1/3 cup sliced black olives

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes, slightly salted to create juices

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs (parsley, oregano, mint, basil)

  • 1/4 chopped onions

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 cup brown rice (par cook this  if it is a long grain rice)

  • Olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Saute onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil over medium heat for 5 min. Spray crock pot with olive oil. Pour in rice and onion and garlic and add just enough water to moisten. Mix together. Sprinkle chicken with S&P and the fresh herbs. Place chicken, meat side down, on top of the rice. Pour artichokes (marinade and all) over chicken and then add the tomatoes and black olives. Cover and cook on medium for about 4-6 hrs depending on your experience with your slow cooker. Serve warm. Top with feta cheese and/or hummus.

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