Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Greek Chicken and Rice

slow cooked greek chicken

Greek Chicken with Tomatoes, Rice, Feta and Olives

Cook Time: 8 hours

Category: Fall, Poultry, Recipes, Spring, Summer, Winter

Servings: 4

slow cooked greek chicken


  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 med. onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped sundried tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of any excess fat
  • 2 cups cooked brown or white rice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped mint
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, quartered lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled


  1. Stir together the first 10 ingredients (diced tomatoes through black pepper) in the slow cooker crock.
  2. Nestle chicken thighs into the mixture. Cover and cook 8 hours on LOW (or 4 hours on HIGH) . At the end of cooking, use tongs to transfer thighs to a plate and cover with foil.
  3. Add rice, parsley and mint to the tomato mixture. Stir well. Cover and let the mixture cook for 5-10 minutes, until the rice heats through. Alternatively, warmed rice can served on the side (as photographed).
  4. Divide between 4 shallow bowls, top each bowl with the cooked chicken, olives and feta.

Cook for 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH Dairy Free Variation: Omit feta.

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2 Responses to Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Greek Chicken and Rice

  1. Kitty Broihier MS, RD, LD July 6, 2016 at 3:08 am #

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  2. Deb July 7, 2016 at 4:46 pm #

    Thanks for the help!

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