Slow cooking is my strategy for home-cooked meals on busy weeks. This is one of my many favorite Myplate2yours slow cooker recipes . To round out your meal, enjoy this Mediterranean Chicken with crusty Italian bread and a green salad. This recipe was adapted from one in Parents magazine, September 2012.
Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken (serves 6)
4 red potatoes, sliced
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
1-15 ounce can diced tomatoes, partially drained
1-15 ounce can garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas), drained and rinsed
1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1/4 cup red wine
1 lemon, halved
chopped parsley for garnish
Coat slow cooker with cooking spray. Layer potatoes, olives, tomatoes, and beans in the cooker. Pour wine over veggies. Add chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook covered high (4 hours) or low (6-8 hours).
To serve, place veggies on platter and top with chicken. Squeeze lemon juice on top and garnish with parsley. Enjoy!