Crock Pot Greek Stuffed Chicken

 This Crockpot Greek Stuffed Chicken recipe is beautiful, healthy, and full of deliciously complex flavors!
I knew I was going to like this Crock Pot Greek Stuffed Chicken recipe. I mean, what’s not to like? It’s pretty, it’s healthy, and I love all of the ingredients that make up the filling. I also knew my kids would hate it. It has grown-up flavors like roasted peppers and artichoke hearts, and I suspected my kids would probably end up eating cereal.

I was wrong, and the kids both ate this without complaint! Oh, man. Sometimes I really love being wrong. The kids split a breast because they were pretty big, and we had almost enough for leftovers the next night. Things have been like that around here lately. My kids, at eight and ten, are eating like little adults, and any “leftover” nights are a few different meals cobbled together. I like that, though. It feels like I’m at a buffet. Last week I ate a deviled egg, two meatballs, a tiny sandwich, and slice of pizza for dinner, and I loved every second of it.

On the first night, I served my Crock Pot Greek Stuffed Chicken with salad and crusty bread. On the second, it was paired with some Crock Pot Little Smokies and a bowl of cereal, because you know, leftover night.

I used my 6.5-Quart Crock-Pot Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker to make this Crock Pot Greek Stuffed Chicken.

This Crockpot Greek Stuffed Chicken recipe is beautiful, healthy, and full of deliciously complex flavors!

Crock Pot Greek Stuffed Chicken Breasts

INGREDIENTS

3 cups fresh spinach, finely chopped
1/4 cup sliced olives, black or Kalamata
1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
1 cup chopped artichoke hearts
4 oz. feta cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast (aprox. 4-6 chicken breasts)
Salt and pepper

This Crockpot Greek Stuffed Chicken recipe is beautiful, healthy, and full of deliciously complex flavors!DIRECTIONS

Combine spinach, olives, peppers, artichoke hearts, feta, oregano, and garlic powder in a bowl and set aside.

This Crockpot Greek Stuffed Chicken recipe is beautiful, healthy, and full of deliciously complex flavors!

Pour the chicken broth in the bottom of the slow cooker.

With a small, sharp knife make a deep cut in the chicken breasts to create a pocket. This can be either in the center, or in the middle of the thick side, which is what I did. Be careful not to cut through the chicken.

This Crockpot Greek Stuffed Chicken recipe is beautiful, healthy, and full of deliciously complex flavors!

Season chicken breast well with salt and pepper.

Stuff the chicken breasts with the mixture from the bowl.

This Crockpot Greek Stuffed Chicken recipe is beautiful, healthy, and full of deliciously complex flavors!

Add stuffed chicken to a 6 or 6.5 quart slow cooker. The cut side should be facing up so the filling doesn’t fall out. Your slow cooker will be pretty full, which will help keep the chicken upright.

Cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours, or until chicken is fully cooked.

If desired, reduce remaining liquid by straining it into a saucepan and simmering until thickened. Drizzle reduced sauce over chicken before serving.

FEEDBACK

Linda
This was a really yummy, and a unique crockpot flavor! I used fresh herbs, which were really good. I made a very tasty reduction sauce with the extra liquid when it was done cooking. It was also very attractive to serve!

Kim
We really loved this meal. The flavor was GREAT and a nice departure from typical crock pot recipes. The only change I made was using Kalamata olives instead if regular- I tend to think their stronger flavor works better in Greek style dishes. Even though it’s chock full of veggies, my 2yo gobbled up this dish. It’s more labor intensive than most dishes we’ve done, but not difficult and definitely worth the effort. The best part? It’s a 6 pt weight watcher- friendly meal. Bonus tip: Try these yummy Greek-style potatoes as a side dish. They’re a perfect compliment!

Sarah
If you have a newborn this recipe is probably not for you. It is a little time consuming, and when you’re stuffing raw chicken it isn’t easy to take a break to put a pacifier in your crying baby’s mouth. I will, however, look forward to making this again in 4-6 months. The flavors were great and I loved how it was so different from most crock pot meals. I didn’t add any of the chicken stock and didn’t think it was lacking any flavor.

Me
We all liked this dish, and I still can’t believe the kids ate so much! This would be a good recipe for company because it looks like you worked super hard, when really you spent 20 minutes on it, and then watched a Parks and Recreation. Maybe.

CROCK POT GREEK STUFFED CHICKEN

Crock Pot Greek Stuffed Chicken
 
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Crock Pot Greek Stuffed Chicken is beautiful, healthy, and delicious!
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced olives, black or Kalamata
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 4 oz. feta cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast (4-6 chicken breasts)
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine spinach, olives, peppers, artichoke hearts, feta, oregano, and garlic powder in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Pour the chicken broth in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. With a small, sharp knife make a deep cut in the chicken breasts to create a pocket. This can be either in the center, or in the middle of the thick side. Be careful not to cut through the chicken.
  4. Season chicken breast well with salt and pepper.
  5. Stuff the chicken breasts with the mixture from the bowl.
  6. Add stuffed chicken to a 6 or 6.5 quart slow cooker. The cut side should be facing up so the filling doesn't fall out. Your slow cooker will be pretty full, which will help keep the chicken upright.
  7. Cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours, or until chicken is fully cooked.
  8. If desired, reduce remaining liquid by straining it into a saucepan and simmering until thickened. Drizzle reduced sauce over chicken before serving.

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