Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

I found this recipe on the Betty Crocker site and decided to give it a whirl. I changed things around just a tad, but nothing monumental. The original recipe called for salsa, but all I had was picante sauce, which turned out to be terrific! The squash, while perfect for my taste, turns out very soft. My son said, "Mommy, can eat just the squash?" High marks for the kid who complained as I was cutting it for the dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Layer squash, bell pepper and chicken in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Mix tomatoes, salsa, raisins, cinnamon and cumin; pour over mixture in slow cooker.
  2. 2. Cover and cook on low heat setting about 7 hours or until squash is tender and juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. During last 10 minutes of cook time, cook couscous as directed on package.
  3. 3. Remove chicken and vegetables from slow cooker with slotted spoon. Serve over couscous. Stir sauce in slow cooker; spoon over chicken mixture.
  4. Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.


Most Helpful

Very tasty. The raisins brought out a nice sweet flavor in contrast to the salsa. Used salsa instead of picante sauce and served over noodles.

ruby84 August 30, 2010

A great fall dish that makes use of in-season squash and makes a home smell great. Benefits from some added salt.

twinfree October 24, 2008

wow another great recipe! this was delicious, DH, who is not fond of squash, loved it. and good for us too! Loved the combination of salsa, raisins, cinnamon and cumin, very nice with the squash, peppers and tomato. I just made half a recipe and served it over brown rice; there is plenty left for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for posting I will be making this again.

Derf September 23, 2008

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