Mediterranean Chicken-Gundersen Lutheran 500 Club

Published On: Jan 02 2013 12:41:16 PM CST

Mediterranean Chicken
Makes 6 servings
Getting started Equipment you will need: grater, small bowl, cutting board/knife, 5-quart slow cooker, large skillet, spatula, plates (6), tongs, ladle Set slow cooker to LOW heat Do right away when you get home: Action steps 1 & 2

Ingredients
1 small lemon

1 3/4 cup kalamata olives

2 Tbsp. capers

1 (14.5 oz) can whole tomatoes

1 small onion

12 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 lbs)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil

Fresh rosemary

Fresh parsley

Action:

1. Grate rind and squeeze juice from lemon. Place rind in a small bowl; cover and refrigerate. Remove olive pits; cut olives in half. Drain capers. Coarsely chop onion. Drain and chop tomatoes. Combine juice, olives, capers, onion, and tomatoes in slow cooker.
2. Remove skin from chicken; sprinkle chicken with pepper. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Place half of chicken in pan. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Place chicken in slow cooker. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken is done.

3. Place cooked chicken thighs on plates. Stir reserved lemon rind into sauce remaining in slow cooker. Serve sauce over chicken. Optional: Chop rosemary and parsley; sprinkle over chicken.

Suggested Side Items: Rosemary mashed potatoes and mixed greens

Tips: Used canned diced tomatoes instead of whole tomatoes to save on preparation time. Choose no-added-salt tomatoes to reduce the sodium content of this recipe.

Shopping list: 1 small lemon Capers 12 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 lbs.) Fresh parsley, optional Kalamata olives 1 (14.5 oz.) can whole plum tomatoes Fresh rosemary, optional
Check for: Black pepper
Olive oil