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Here’s a slow cooker recipe I tried over the weekend, which was delicious. Lemon-y, potato-y, and chicken-y. YUM!

Here’s what I came up with…

Lemony Greek Chicken and Gold Potatoes - awesome Crock Pot meal - throw everything in the slow cooker and when you come home from work dinner is ready! Also has a great tip for easily getting fresh-squeezed lemon juice out!

adapted from Jennys-Cookbook.blogspot.com

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 4 uncooked boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 5 gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 lemons
  • salt, to taste

WHAT YOU DO:

Spray inside of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.

Place the potatoes, onions, and garlic inside.

Place chicken on top, then sprinkle on the oregano, paprika, onion powder, and salt.

Squeeze the lemon juice on top. *TIP: for easier juicing — microwave whole lemons for 15 seconds, then roll them on the counter a couple of times before cutting in half.*

After squeezing out the juice, add the lemon halves to the slow cooker with the chicken mixture.

Cover and cook on high for 4 hours (or 6-8 hours on low) until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Before serving, scoop out the insides of the lemons with a spoon and use as a garnish on top of the chicken.

Here’s a freezer recipe I made for a big batch of chicken breasts we bought at Costco: Greek Chicken. I just put everything in ziplock bags, and stashed them away for later. It turned out very moist, and I think this would be also great shredded and placed on top of a lettuce salad, or in a tortilla wrap.

greek marinated chicken

greek marinated chicken - freezer

Greek Chicken

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 4-6 uncooked chicken breasts
  • 1 c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp. dried dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 3 Tbs. fresh parsley, chopped

WHAT YOU DO:

If freezing: Combine everything in a gallon Ziplock bag. Label with a permanent marker and freeze. To prepare, remove from freezer and thaw. Bake for 45-60 mins @ 375F.

If preparing right away: Combine everything in a gallon Ziplock bag. Allow to marinade for an hour or so, then bake for 45-60 mins @ 375F.

easy & fresh greek marinated chicken - serve chicken whole, or slice into chunks, or shred, for salads, pitas, wraps, etc!