Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs
I'm not Greek, but love the food. This is my take on one of their dishes. UPDATE: After the first two reviews of chicken being a little dry (perhaps breasts too thin), I suggest stacking dinner as follows in the directions:
- 2 -3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, quartered
- 5 medium potatoes, unpeeled, quartered
- 2 large onions, thickly sliced
- 1 whole bulb of garlic, minced
- 3 -4 teaspoons dried oregano
- 3⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh pepper
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Night before dinner, place potatoes in large Ziploc bag with olive oil and toss well. (You can skip this if you really need to and put oil on top after the seasonings.).
- Rinse chicken in cold water and shake off excess water but don't dry. Place in bowl with garlic (yes, the ingredients were right, bulb, not clove) and oregano and toss.
- Put potatoes on bottom of cooker. Add chicken, followed by the onions. Add water and lemon juice. Sprinkle with seasonings.
- Cook on high 5-6 hours or low 8-9 hours.
This is a nice addition to my collection of crock pot recipes. I took the updated instructions to mean that the chicken is layered in between the potatoes and onions and this worked fine for me cooking everything on high for about 6 hours. No dry chicken! I did find that at the end the dish benefited from a generous additional squeeze of lemon juice and hearty sprinkling of sea salt, but that's probably just a matter of personal taste.
This was absolutely delicious. I follwed your updated instructions about putting everything in order as listed in the ingredients section (instead of following the directions). I used some thick, fresh chicken breasts, and they didn't dry out (probably because the potatoes and onions were covering them). I will definitely make again. Thank you!!!! I have a newer crock pot, and it only took 6 hours to cook on LOW.
This is good. I used a whole chicken, 3 large potatoes, and 3t dried oregano. I also cooked it on low for 8.5 hours. I didn't use sea salt, just regular salt (no measurement, just by taste). Also, I marinated the chicken in the salt, garlic, pepper, and oregano overnight. The only thing is the chicken could have used more flavor but I don't know what else would have been good to add.