Crockpot Greek Chicken with Lemon Potatoes

Updated:Apr 16,2014


SCwH-Crockpot Greek Chicken with Lemon Potatoes

Crockpot Greek Chicken with Lemon Potatoes



4 servings

About $2.27 per serving

1 medium onion (any color), sliced
1 lb. potatoes, chopped into 2-inch pieces
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons dried oregano or salt-free dried Italian spice blend
1 (3 lb.) whole chicken, giblet package removed and thrown away
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 lemons (cut in half) or ½ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons roughly chopped parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  1. In the bottom of a large slow cooker, add onion slices, chopped potatoes, chicken broth, and 1 teaspoon oregano. Stir to combine.
  2. Using a knife or your fingers, remove chicken skin and fat from chicken and throw away. Place chicken on top of potatoes (breast-side down, if possible) and sprinkle oregano and garlic powder on top. Pour lemon juice into slow cooker or squeeze lemons and add to crockpot.
  3. Cook until potatoes are fork-tender and chicken is cooked, about 9 to 10 hours on low or 4 hours on high. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Cook Once, Eat Twice: Use the leftover chicken from this recipe for the Chicken and Green Bean Salad for dinner the next day.

Cooking Tips: Using a high setting on your crockpot reduces cooking time. However, if you know you’ll be away from home for 10 to 12 hours, setting up the chicken in a crockpot on low in the morning is a great option.

Keep it Healthy: Skin-free chicken is always an excellent choice for a meal since it contains less fat and more protein than beef.

Grocery Tips: Russet potatoes are usually the cheapest

Per serving:

Total Fat2.5 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol 56 mg
Sodium81 mg
Carbohydrates26 g
Dietary Fiber4 g
Total Sugars4 g
Protein 21 g

Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit

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