Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What's Cooking? Greek Chicken and Red Potatoes

I often tend to think of using my crock pot in the fall and winter when I like to make soups and stews, but I've discovered that the crock pot can be my best friend in the summer, too!  All I need to do is toss the ingredients into the slow cooker before I head to the beach or pool, then when I come home with my famished family after a day of fun in the sun, I have a savory supper all ready to feed them!

We all love this Greek Chicken and Red Potatoes any night of the year, and it is simple to make and easy on the budget!

Here are the simple instructions:

First, wash and quarter as many red potatoes as you like and place them in the bottom of your slow cooker.  Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.  (I always spray my crock pot with Olive Oil Pam first, to make clean up easier.)

Cut a sweet onion into large chunks and toss into the slow cooker on top of the potatoes.

Place chicken thighs on top of the potatoes and onion.  (I put 8 bone-in chicken thighs into each crock pot.) Drizzle thighs with olive oil.  Sprinkle generously with oregano and lemon-pepper seasoning.  

Turn crock pot to low and cook for 6-8 hours, or however long it takes in your crock pot.  (I have three crock pots, and cooking time varies for each one!)

Serve cooked chicken thighs and potatoes with the delicious broth served over top.  I also like to serve with cooked, buttered carrots and cooked broccoli florets, tossed with butter and lemon-pepper seasoning.  Delicious!!  :)


Piper said...

Thank you for visiting Mercy Saved Me! This looks yummy!! I am going to Pin It!! My Crock Pot is a true blessing!!!
I added your blog to my blog list!!!

busymomof10 said...

Thanks Piper! :)

Baby Blessings said...

I love crock pot meals! It is the best feeling to go about my day knwoing that dinner prep is alrady done! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

the momma said...

I noticed you said you put 8 thighs into each crock pot. Do you use all 3 crock pots to make this for your family? :) Currently I could probably get away with using just 1 crock pot, but that is rapidly changing as my children grow! I can't wait to try this the next time we head out to the lake... I really wish I had done it for dinner tonight!

busymomof10 said...

I just made two crock pots full. That was enough to feed those who were at home. I'm at the point where the number home for dinner fluctuates quite a bit from day to day, especially when my older guys bring friends home and my son and DIL may or may not be there for dinner! :)

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