Mediterranean Chicken {in your Crockpot}

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This is a simple way to prepare a healthy dinner with delicious Mediterranean flavors.  I think you’ll love how the chicken tastes after simmering in a sauce of tomatoes, olives, olive oil, garlic, prunes and herbs.  I added my chicken to the crockpot when it was raw and it turned out great but if you have extra time you could sear the chicken in a skillet to add a little color and extra flavor before adding to your slow cooker.  If you like this recipe, check out a similar one for Chicken Marbella here.

What to buy (serves 2-3):

  •  juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup pitted green olives, I used green but Kalamata would be great too
  • 2 tablespoons drained capers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 7 ounces diced tomatoes and juice, I used half of one of those 14.5 ounce cans
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup prunes

What to do:

  • combine lemon juice, olives, capers, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, onion flakes, oregano, parsley, tomatoes and juice
  • place chicken, onions and prunes into  slow cooker and cover with tomato mixture
  • cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken is done
  • spoon sauce over chicken and garnish with feta if you like

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