Slow-Cooker Greek Chicken Stew

Bold flavors like cinnamon and lemon peel, turn slow-cooked chicken into a robust stew. Serve with Pillsbury® artisan dinner rolls.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 9 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6
 

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

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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

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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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
580mg
580%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
150%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.