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Mediterranean Chicken

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Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Course All Recipes, Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine All, Bodybuilding Friendly, Crockpot, Italian, Poultry
Servings 6
Calories 220 kcal


  • 1 small lemon
  • 1 3/4 cup onion coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives halved (about 12)
  • 2 tbs capers drained
  • 1 (14.5oz) cans whole plum tomatoes drained and coarsely chopped
  • 3 lbs bone-in chicken thighs skinned
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • fresh rosemary chopped (optional)
  • fresh parsley chopped (optional)


  • Grate rind and squeeze juice from lemon to measure 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon, respectively. Place lemon rind in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Combine lemon juice, onion, and next 3 ingredients (through tomatoes) in a 5-quart electric slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle chicken with pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Place half of chicken in pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Place chicken in slow cooker. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours or until chicken is done.
  • Place chicken thighs on plates. Stir reserved lemon rind into sauce. Serve sauce over chicken. Garnish with rosemary and parsley, if desired.


Flavor Tip: Piquant, sharp, and tangy are just a few words to describe capers. Use capers sparingly to infuse sauces, salads, pizzas, dressings, and pasta or vegetable dishes with flavor.


Calories: 220kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 27gFat: 9gSodium: 387mgFiber: 1g
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