Mediterranean Chicken With Feta Topping
Written by Eli Ben-YehudaOn August 14, 2019
Serve this flavorful dish with crusty whole grain bread or over cooked orzo or rice to soak up the yummy sauce laced with creamy Feta. A slow cooker recipe that’s simple enough for a weeknight yet suitable for company.
- 8-4 oz (125 g) skinless, boneless chicken breasts or 12 skinless, bone-in chicken thighs
- 4 cloves garlic, slivered
- 2 sweet peppers (red, yellow and/or orange), cut into strips
- 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes
- 2 tbsp (25 mL) all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic or red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp (10 mL) dried Italian herb seasoning
- 1 cup (250 mL) frozen peas, thawed
- 1 1/3 cupcrumbled lower fat Feta cheese or 1 cup crumbled regular Feta cheese
- 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)
In a 6-1/2 quart (6.5 L) slow cooker, arrange chicken breasts or thighs in the bottom. Top with garlic, peppers, and onion. Drain 1/2 cup (125 mL) of juice from the tomatoes and reserve for another use.
Stir flour, balsamic vinegar, and Italian seasoning into tomatoes and pour over the chicken and vegetables. (Make-ahead: cover with the lid and refrigerate overnight.)
Cover with lid and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or on High for 4 to 6 hours.
Turn off slow cooker. Stir in peas and top with Canadian Feta cheese. Cover with lid and let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is softened and peas are heated. Sprinkle with parsley (if using).
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