Monday, February 13, 2012

Greek Chicken

Mike and I are really following through on my one new recipe a week goal for the year!

I had wanted to make this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells but it is going to have to wait until next week because Mike wanted a crock pot dinner yesterday. He looked through our Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly cookbook that his mom got us awhile ago and decided on Greek Chicken.


The source of our meal

Since our crock pot is on the smaller size, we modified the recipe a little bit.

Greek Chicken

5 medium-sized potatoes, quartered
3 12.5 oz cans white chunk chicken breast, drained
2 medium onions, quartered
1 whole bulb garlic, minced
1/2 cup water
3 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil

The original recipe called for 3 lbs of chicken pieces with the skin removed so Mike figured that canned chicken would be fine. It also called for 1 tsp. salt, but since we used canned chicken we omitted that from ours.

After cutting everything up, we placed the potatoes in the bottom of the crock pot. We then added the chicken, onions and garlic.

The water, oregano, pepper and salt (if used) were mixed in a bowl and then poured on top of the chicken and potatoes. Finally, we topped everything with the olive oil.


Just about ready!

Since we didn't start cooking the meal until a little after noon we decided to cook ours on high for 5 to 6 hours. You could cook it on low for 9 to 10 hours instead.

Even though there were very little ingredients in this meal it was, as Mike said, "very hearty". We were both surprised at how filling it was. Mike also said that he didn't think the Greeks ate like that, but our opinion was based on our limited experience with Greek food, namely Greek salad and Baklava.


Yum!

This recipe was a winner! I'm excited to try more recipes from this cookbook since we have only made a few from it prior to this meal.

What is your experience with Greek food?

14 comments:

  1. I have a greek pasta salad recipe I like. Something magical about feta cheese. I made a recipe that called for canned chicken and it just grossed me out. I would have to stick with the regular kind.

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    1. Yea I definitely prefer regular chicken, but 3 pounds of it is a lot! I think Mike was just trying to make it easier, haha. But that's why I mentioned that the original recipe called for regular chicken since I know most people don't like canned chicken.

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  2. My only experience with Greek food is Baklava...I have a Greek friend and she is an amazing cook!! I am glad that you are trying new recipes...it is fun to experiment and crock pot cooking is really nice for busy people!! Can't wait to see what you two serve up next week!

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    1. Yea, Baklava is good though! We are most likely going to make that Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells since we have almost everything we need with the exception of a few things.

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  3. I haven't really eaten a lot of greek food since breaking up with a greek guy light years ago. Glad you enjoyed!

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    1. Haha Marcia that's funny! Yea Greek food isn't really something we think about eating, but there are a few Greek restaurants in Rochester. Maybe we should try one sometime!

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  4. My husband's cousin married a Greek guy, so we had some amazing food at their wedding! Otherwise, we love Mediterranean but haven't had a lot of specifically Greek food. Sounds yummy!

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    1. That's fun Laura! Weddings are a great place to try some ethnic food!

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  5. I just bought some "greek seasoning" but other than that only "jimmy the greek" - > which is a food court mall place to eat, is the only greek food I've had. I need to try this :)

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    1. Haha that's funny! We actually ate a Greek restaurant one time, but we went there for breakfast! I don't think pancakes and french toast count.

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  6. We have got to get a crockpot- haven't used one in awhile!! Never really made a Greek recipe!!

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    1. You definitely need a crock pot! It comes in handy!

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  7. yum and perfect for my work days! i am going to have to add this to my list!

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    1. Definitely! And it is pretty healthy too, less than 500 calories per serving.

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