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Slow-Cooker Greek Chicken Stew

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 9 hr 40 min
  • Servings 6

Bold flavors of the Aegean, like cinnamon and lemon peel, turn slow-cooked chicken into a robust stew, with ready-to-use canned tomatoes and frozen onions saving time. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
cups baby-cut carrots, halved lengthwise if large
1
bag (1 lb) frozen small whole onions
6
bone-in chicken thighs (from two 1.5-lb packages), skin removed
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cans (14 1/2 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1/3
cup tomato paste
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
cup chopped parsley

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place carrots and onions in slow cooker. Top with chicken thighs. Sprinkle with cinnamon, salt, pepper and garlic; top with tomatoes. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until vegetables are tender and chicken pulls apart easily with a fork.
  • 2
    Remove chicken with slotted spoon; cover to keep warm. Stir tomato paste, lemon peel and oregano into liquid in slow cooker. Cover; cook about 15 minutes longer or until thickened and hot. Meanwhile, remove chicken from bones. Stir chicken into mixture in slow cooker, breaking up larger pieces.
  • 3
    To serve, spoon stew in shallow bowls, and top with parsley.

Expert Tips

  • Since either chicken thighs or turkey thighs would work well in this recipe, purchase whichever one is priced less per pound for the best savings.
  • For added flavor, substitute a flavored diced tomato such as one with roasted garlic or one with added Italian seasoning.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
14%
Sodium
580mg
24%
Potassium
820mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
10g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
150%
150%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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