Slow Cooker Greek Chicken

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken made with simple ingredients and lends outstanding flavor. A fresh and healthy chicken recipe you’ll want to make all the time!

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What You’ll Love About Slow Cooker Greek Chicken:

  • Simple ingredients
  • Bright fresh flavors
  • Versatile chicken recipe
  • Delicious

I love meal prepping chicken over the weekend to make meals a little easier during the week. This usually consist of simple seasoned chicken breasts slow cooked in the crockpot. It’s super handy to have this on hand!

This Greek chicken made with chicken breasts, yogurt, garlic, and lemon juice might not sound like a lot, but it’s truly some of the best slow cooker chicken we’ve ever had. It has a fresh zippy flavor and the yogurt sauce is cool and refreshing. My new go-to for weekly meal prep!

You will really appreciate all the ways this chicken can be used for a fantastic meal. Serve over your favorite rice, quinoa, or buttered noodles. Make sandwiches, use in pita bread, or serve over a bed of greens for a simple healthy lunch. So many options and so delicious!

Simple Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast or thighs
  • Greek yogurt
  • Fresh garlic
  • Lemon zest and juice
  • Salt

Can I use regular plain yogurt?

The star of this chicken dish is the yogurt sauce. For this recipe it’s important to use plain, full-fat Greek yogurt for the best flavor. Regular yogurt cooks down to thin and won’t have the same richness.

Simple cooking steps:

Step 1. Combine the yogurt, garlic, lemon zest, juice, and salt in a small bowl.

Step 2. Add chicken to your slow cooker along with more fresh garlic. Use enough yogurt sauce to coat chicken on both sides.

Step 3. Place the lid on and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until chicken easily shreds with a fork.

Step 4. Once chicken is cooked remove and shred. Pour out most of the cooking liquid then transfer the chicken back to your slow cooker. Stir in a little more yogurt sauce and serve with fresh lemon slices and additional yogurt sauce.

How long will Greek Chicken last in the refrigerator?

This chicken will last 3-4 days in a sealed container in the refrigerator. If freezing the chicken I find it best used within 1-month.

My favorite way to use Slow Cooker Greek Chicken:

This chicken is awesome in warmed pita bread with fresh cucumber slices, red onion, and tomatoes. Top with more yogurt sauce and you have a fantastically delicious lunch or light dinner.

If you love making bowls this chicken is perfect for a Greek inspired bowl. Simply add your favorite cooked rice to a bowl and top with Greek chicken and fresh ingredients like cucumbers, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese. Drizzle more yogurt sauce on top and serve with fresh lemon slices. So yummy!

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Slow Cooker Greek Chicken

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken made with simple ingredients and lends outstanding flavor. A fresh and healthy chicken recipe you'll want to make all the time!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Greek
Servings 4
Calories 141 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast if using chicken thighs make sure to trim fat
  • 1 cup full-fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, divided
  • 1 medium lemon, zested
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • lemon slices for serving

Instructions
 

  • Combine yogurt, 1 garlic clove grated, lemon zest, juice of lemon, and salt in a small bowl.
  • To a large slow cooker add chicken along with 1 garlic clove minced. Pour 1/3 cup of the yogurt sauce over the chicken and toss to coat both sides. Put remaining yogurt sauce in the refrigerator until ready to serve with cooked chicken.
  • Place the lid on and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6. You want the chicken to easily shred with a fork.
  • Once chicken is cooked remove to a plate and shred. Pour out all but 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid and add chicken back to the slow cooker. Stir in 1/4 cup more yogurt sauce and serve chicken with fresh lemon slices and additional sauce. See notes below for how to serve Greek chicken.

Notes

Tips:
 
How to serve slow cooker Greek chicken-
Use chicken to make Greek inspired bowls with fresh veggies. Serve over rice, quinoa, or buttered noodles. Make sandwiches, or serve in warm pita pockets with fresh veggies. Put in wraps or serve over the top of mixed greens for a light lunch. 
How long will Greek chicken keep fresh?
This chicken will last 3-4 days in a sealed container in the refrigerator. If freezing the chicken I find it best used within 1-month.
 
Nutritional facts are for Greek chicken only using full-fat Greek yogurt
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be understood as an estimate rather than a guarantee. The Menu Maid makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving  
Calories 141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.3g 11%
Saturated Fat 4.3g 21%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 9748mg 424%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 2.5g  
Protein 12.9g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 203mg 4%

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal
Keyword Chicken breasts, Garlic, Greek chicken, Greek yogurt, Lemons, Meal prep chicken, Slow cooker chicken, Slow cooker recipes
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