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Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Stew

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Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Stew
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 9 hr 40 min
  • Servings 6
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Bold flavours of the Aegean, like cinnamon and lemon peel, turn slow-cooked chicken into a robust stew, with ready-to-use canned tomatoes and frozen onions saving time.
Aug 21, 2013

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) baby-cut carrots, halved lengthwise if large
  • 3 cooking onions, cut into wedges
  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) tomato paste
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped parsley

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place carrots and onions in slow cooker. Top with chicken thighs. Sprinkle with cinnamon, salt, pepper and garlic; top with tomatoes. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until vegetables are tender and chicken pulls apart easily with a fork.
  • 2
    Remove chicken with slotted spoon; cover to keep warm. Stir tomato paste, lemon peel and oregano into liquid in slow cooker. Cover; cook about 15 minutes longer or until thickened and hot. Meanwhile, remove chicken from bones. Stir chicken into mixture in slow cooker, breaking up larger pieces.
  • 3
    To serve, spoon stew in shallow bowls, and top with parsley.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Substitute: For added flavour, substitute a flavoured diced tomato such as one with roasted garlic or one with added Italian seasoning.

Nutrition Information

200 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 17g Protein, 20g Total Carbs, 10g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 6 Servings
Calories
200
Total Fat
6g
Saturated Fat
2g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
Sodium
580mg
Total Carbs
20g
Dietary Fiber
5g
Sugars
10g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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