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Slow-Cooked Greek Chicken Dinner Recipe

Slow-Cooked Greek Chicken Dinner Recipe

“I got this recipe from my sister and my family really likes it a lot. It makes the house smell so good!” The amount of garlic might seem high, but it's just right. You get every bit of the flavor without it overpowering the other ingredients. —Terri Christensen of Montague, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 2 large onions, quartered
  • 1 whole garlic bulb, separated and peeled
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch


  • 1. Place potatoes in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the chicken, onions and garlic. Combine the oregano, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup water; pour over chicken and vegetables. Drizzle with oil. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken juices run clear and vegetables are tender.
  • 2. Remove chicken and vegetables to a serving platter; keep warm. Strain cooking juices and skim fat; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken and vegetables. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked chicken with 1 cup vegetables and 1/3 cup gravy equals 410 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 482 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Reviews for Slow-Cooked Greek Chicken Dinner

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"I haven't tried this recipe yet but am planning on fixing it today. I really sounds like a delicious and easy recipe. I think I will add a few less potatoes and add a couple of carrots to it just to give it a little more color since my family likes carrots. It sounds like a winner. I will rate it after I try it."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"I used boneless chicken breasts and doubled the liquid. Everyone in the family enjoyed it and I liked how easy it was!"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"I would make this again, but definitely did not make enough gravy for the amount of food that was cooked."

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"I LOVE using the slow cooker! Whole chickens can be such a great buy, and the simple ingredients in this recipe are always on hand in my kitchen. The flavors are great and my family loved this dinner! I didn't change a thing. THANKS!"

Reviewed Sep. 6, 2009

"This sounds super good. I have been wondering what to do about the fryer chicken I picked up on sale last week"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.