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Greek Chicken with Green Beans

My Greek grandmother made the most delicious Greek chicken and green beans with a lemon-tomato flavor. Whenever I make this slow-cooker recipe, I think of her. The juices from the chicken help flavor the green beans, but the beans can be prepared alone as a side dish without the chicken. —Elizabeth Lindemann, Driftwood, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh dill
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: Lemon wedges and additional snipped fresh dill


  • Combine the first 7 ingredients in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Top with chicken. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°-175°, 4-6 hours.
  • Preheat broiler. Place chicken on a greased rack in a broiler pan. Broil 4-6 in. from heat until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. Serve with bean mixture and, if desired, lemon wedges and additional fresh dill.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 324 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 769mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • Judy
    Feb 22, 2021

    I Love this recipe, this is the second time I'm using it, the first time it was a huge hit with the family, and even for a very, very picky eater, he approved of it after the first bite! LOVE this!!!

  • Lizbeth
    Dec 23, 2020

    Great recipe. I go try it. Thanks.

  • John
    May 25, 2020

    Very limited flavor, definitely not Greek. Just not worth the effort. Sorry, maybe I messed it up. But we didn’t like it.

  • martha
    May 22, 2020

    No comment left

  • Kathleen
    May 20, 2020

    This was very good. I'm not a cook but I had all the ingredients and I had some left string beans with the sauce that I am going to use over fish tonight.

  • "E"
    May 20, 2020

    No comment left

  • Soul1720
    May 20, 2020

    Please make this greek chicken dish. The picture does not do it justice. The combined flavors are just perfect. Yummy !

  • Anne
    May 19, 2020

    Can not download recipe. I subscribe to the mag and have an account. I get regular emails.

  • Karen
    May 19, 2020

    Greek chicken Devine. I use oregano instead of dill and when cooking green beans use a bit more tomato and garlic with chopped onions or shallots, just like my Yia Yia’s recipe! Nostimo.

  • Deborah
    May 19, 2020

    How would you make this without a slow cooker?