Basil Chicken With Feta (Slow Cooker)

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Total Time
6hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 hrs

Another great recipe by Stephanie O'Dea of the Year of Slow Cooking blog. I made some changes to the recipe based on my own experience and preferences. This is a delicious recipe with so many wonderful flavors. For a 4 quart slow cooker. I did not include the freezing time (my modification) in the preparation time.

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Directions

  1. I use skin-on, bone-in chicken. I browned the chicken and froze it, and put it in a 4 quart slow cooker frozen. Stephanie used skinless boneless and just put it in the slow cooker.
  2. Add the entire can of tomatoes, the chickpeas (rinse and drain if using canned - I cook from dried), green olives, basil leaves, and feta cheese. (I found 4 ounces to be enough, she used 8 ounces).
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours. Mine was done without falling apart at 7 hours and I would test at 5 hours if using not-frozen chicken. Serve chicken and the copious juices over rice or couscous.
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This was a delicious stew. I used chile-stuffed olives and didn't add the feta until the very end. The sauce was perfect over couscous. I overcooked my chicken at 6 hours- I probably should've checked it after five hours. Still tasted great though!