Slow Cooker Greek Chicken and Vegetables

In search of a set-it-and-forget it dinner that takes you only a few minutes to put together and then you come home to deliciously cooked dinner all ready to go? Well I have just the recipe for you – this slow cooker Greek chicken and vegetables!

Crockpot Greek chicken and vegetables from @Sweetphi

I have a confession to make: it’s insanely hot out and the last thing I want to do is turn on my stove to make dinner. My kitchen is very small and the thermometer is in the kitchen (genius move to whomever did that by the way) so whenever I’m cooking and baking the temperatures soar in the kitchen, but the rest of the house is like an icebox. It’s almost unbearable, so instead of making something on the stove, I decided to try out making dinner in my slow-cooker (I use this one) and loved putting everything in the slow cooker and then coming home to dinner being done (and me not having to cook).

Crockpot Greek chicken and vegetables from @Sweetphi

Not to mention, I am absolutely in love with the flavors of this Greek chicken and vegetables dish – the potatoes, bell pepper, artichoke hearts and butternut squash are even more delicious when topped with a hint of lemon, olive oil and Greek seasoning, and because you’re cooking low-and-slow in a slow-cooker, the chicken is incredibly tender. All around an amazing dinner to come home to!

Swing Park in Milwaukee and Lake Michigan @Sweetphi

So I have to share something I’ve been doing  a little differently (for me) these last few weekends…Friday and all day Saturday I didn’t turn on my computer, like at all, and I have to confess, it’s been glorious!! You see, during the week I work full time and am on my computer all day at work. Then I come home and fire up the good ‘ole laptop and work on blog things (which I truly enjoy doing). But some days it feels like all I’m doing is staring at the computer and working.  When I was writing my cookbook my time spent on the computer increased even more, and now that the cookbook is out in the world, and because it’s summertime, I’ve made the commitment to give myself a little break on the weekends. It’s very refreshing and is so nice to just have a full day and then some where I’m not doing anything work related. Like, for example, this past weekend (you can follow along on my Snapchat always to see what I’m up to, username: Sweetphi) we went to a swing park – that’s right, a swing park – how cool is that? There are swings under a bridge, and it was way more fun than I was expecting, and then we took several walks down by the lake – just look at how gorgeous Lake Michigan is, I was in awe, I love Milwaukee and look forward to exploring so much more of the city this summer with my new found weekends.

I’d love to know, do you actively carve out time from your schedule to not work? Do you have any tips?

Crockpot Greek chicken and vegetables from @Sweetphi

The next time you’re looking to come home to a delicious meal – perhaps you’re out exploring a city or have a busy day at work – look no further than this slow cooker Greek chicken and vegetables dish!

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken and Vegetables
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken breasts (3 chicken breasts)
  • 4 red potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • ½ of a butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 2 cubs)
  • 1 jar (6.5 oz) quartered and marinated artichoke hearts
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon Mediterranean spiced sea salt or Greek seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a slow cooker place chicken breasts, potatoes, butternut squash, artichoke hearts (it's ok to pour the liquid in) and press garlic cloves it.
  2. Juice lemons and pour juice into slow cooker and pour olive oil into the slow cooker.
  3. Next sprinkle in Greek seasoning, thyme and salt.
  4. Set slow cooker on low and let cook for 8 hours. Turn heat off, allow to cool for a few minutes and serve
 

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Showing 11 comments
  • Jess
    Reply

    I love the flavor combination of this – and I’m all for slow cooker recipes! This looks like the perfect meal when I don’t feel like turning the oven on – and for fall! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I think you’d love this meal, thank you so much for your comment, so sorry I’m only responding now, it slipped through the cracks!

  • Sarah
    Reply

    Mmmm what a beautiful and healthy looking dinner! Love that it’s made in the crock pot- I definitely need to give this a try. I spent last night slow cooking a chicken curry on the stove and I swear my house was 100 degrees.

    • Sweetphi
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      Cooking in the slow cooker is definitely the way to go! I have a super small house, and our thermostat is in the kitchen, so when i’m cooking, the rest of the house is freezing (in winter) or sweltering (in summer) lol.

  • Shana
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    I am with you on not wanting to turn on the oven when it’s so hot out! I’ve been trying to find crock pot recipes to make this summer that aren’t super heavy- this one looks great! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      This is definitely the recipe for you, it’s super delicious and I love that it’s not a soup – while I do appreciate a good soup or stew, in the summertime I want to have a meal that can be made in the crockpot that isn’t one 🙂

  • shawnna griffin
    Reply

    hey girl this looks so delish!

  • Cheri
    Reply

    You always have the best slow cooker recipes Phi, love this combination. Hope you are having a great week.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I’m so glad you like my slow cooker recipes Cheri, that is so kind! Hope you have a great week as well!

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