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Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Greek Chicken

10 minutes of prep time is all you need to make this amazingly delicious, healthy, and easy Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Greek Chicken!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Diet GlutenFreeDiet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 452 kcal
Author Amy Rains

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 lbs chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (can use lemon pepper)
  • 1 12 oz jar marinated roasted red peppers drained and diced
  • 1 8 oz jar marinated artichoke hearts drained
  • 1 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/2 medium red onion sliced
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1-2 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta optional

Instructions

For the Slow Cooker:

  1. Begin by heating a skillet to medium high heat. While skillet is heating, salt and pepper each side of your chicken thighs. Add oil to the hot skillet, then crushed garlic. Cook for 1 minute, now add chicken. Sear chicken on each side for about 2 minutes (no need to cook all the way through).

  2. Place chicken on the bottom of your slow cooker. Now arrange the artichoke hearts, peppers, and olives around the chicken filling in the gaps on the bottom of your slow cooker. Top with sliced red onion.

  3. In a bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of chicken broth (don't need the full 2/3 for slow cooker), vinegar, lemon, dried oregano, and dried thyme. Pour on top of the chicken/vegetable mixture. Place lid on top. 

  4. Cover and cook for 4 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high. Remove lid.

  5. Spoon out some of the juice into a small bowl once cooking is complete. Add 1 tbsp of arrowroot starch to the juice, whisk, and pour back into the slow cooker. Allow the sauce to thicken for another 15-20 minutes before serving.

  6. Serve over potatoes, rice, or cauliflower rice. Top with fresh herbs, sprinkle with additional salt and pepper, and optional feta. 

For the Instant Pot:

  1. Select the saute function on your Instant Pot. While pot is heating, salt and pepper each side of your chicken thighs. Add oil to the hot pot, then crushed garlic. Cook for 1 minute, now add chicken. Sear chicken on each side for about 2 minutes (no need to cook all the way through).

  2. Now arrange the artichoke hearts, peppers, and olives around the chicken filling in the gaps on the bottom of your Instant Pot (if there are any). It's okay to let some of those veggies sit on top of the chicken. Top with sliced red onion. 

  3. In a bowl, mix together chicken broth, vinegar, lemon, dried oregano, and dried thyme. Pour on top of the chicken/vegetable mixture. Secure the lid. 

  4. Select the manual function (this may also be called "pressure" on certain versions of Instant Pot). Adjust the time using +- button to 7 minutes (this will cook on high pressure for 7 minutes).  

  5. Once cooking is complete, use a quick release (natural release is also fine). Be sure to turn your valve down and release all steam before opening the lid. 

  6. Spoon out some of the juice into a small bowl once cooking is complete. Add 2 tbsp of arrowroot starch to the juice, whisk, and pour back into the Instant Pot. Allow the sauce to thicken for a few minutes before serving.

  7. Serve over potatoes, rice, or cauliflower rice. Top with fresh herbs, sprinkle with additional salt and pepper, and optional feta. 
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Greek Chicken
Amount Per Serving (300 g)
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 159mg53%
Sodium 899mg39%
Potassium 366mg10%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 7.1mg9%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.