I went back to work this week after being off for two months. It was nice catching up with old friends and also meeting new ones. I will surely miss my morning walks and the extra time that I had for gardening and cooking. I am glad that over the summer, I had a chance to start using my slow cooker to make meals for my family. That is why I feel that making dinner during workdays won’t be as challenging. I will only have to do the final stage of cooking when I get home after work and dinner is ready. Lemon and olive chicken is one of the dishes that I made using a slow cooker. In this slow cooker lemon and olive chicken, the chicken pieces were slowly cooked for 6 hours over a mixture of vegetables, spices, broth and water. Lastly, a mixture of flour, cooking liquid and lemon juice was used to thicken the sauce. This tasty dish is good on its own or with steamed rice. Delicious! 😀
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 ribs celery, chopped
- 1 bulb fennel, cored and chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 16 large stuffed green olives
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 bay leaves
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- ¾ cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
- Grated zest of 1 Lemon
- In slow cooker, combine carrots, celery, fennel, onion, olives, garlic, bay leaves, oregano, salt and pepper.
- Arrange chicken pieces on top of vegetables. Add broth and ¾ cup water. Cover and cook on low until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, 5-1/2 to 6 hours. Discard bay leaves.
- Whisk flour with 1 cup of the cooking liquid until smooth; whisk in lemon juice. Whisk into slow cooker; cook, covered, on high until thickened, about 15 minutes.
- Mix parsley with lemon zest; serve sprinkled over chicken mixture.
When do you add the olives?
I added the olives in step 1.
Just wanted to pop by to let you know this is one of my favorite slow cooker recipes! Thank you!
That’s awesome Kelly! Take care and thanks for writing 🙂
Do you think blue cheese stuffed olives would taste good in this recipe?
I’ve tried garlic stuffed olives in this recipe, but have never tried blue cheese stuffed olives. Honestly, I am not sure if it would taste good in this recipe. Having said that, if you’re a fan of blue cheese stuffed olives, I don’t see why it wouldn’t taste good in this recipe!
Thanks for stopping by.
Hi – wondering if I could throw some potatoes in there too?
Sure you can! sounds a great idea 🙂
Hi! I’m making this as we speak. Only cooking for 2, so I’m wondering how well it freezes, if you know, by chance?
No, I have not tried freezing this dish but I am pretty sure it would be okay.
I am starting a low-carb diet on Monday. I found this under 27 delicious low-carb slow cooker recipes (http://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/low-carb-slow-cooker#.stRK3Al0A ). How many carbs does each serving have? What size is a serving? Thanks!
You can find the nutritional info from this link :http://www.canadianliving.com/food/slow_cooker_lemon_and_olive_chicken.php. Hope this helps!
How many pounds of chicken would this be equivalent to? I plan to use breasts instead of thighs. Thanks!
It would be equivalent to around 2 1/2 pounds. Hope you enjoy it!
I want to make this can you tell me how many carbs in serving????
According to my source Canadian Living Magazine, there’s 10 grams of carbs per serving. Take care and enjoy 🙂 🙂
I made this recipe yesterday. Oh my goodness!!! I think it’s the best slow cooker meal we have EVER had! So delicious.
My family loves this chicken dish too and it is so easy to make 🙂 🙂