Friday, May 8, 2015

Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Garlic Chicken from The Perfect Pantry

Middle Eastern Garlic Chicken is marinated for amazing flavor, and then it cooks in the slow cooker to keep the kitchen cool!

Slow Cooker (CrockPot) Middle Eastern Garlic Chicken found on
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(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, and this Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Garlic Chicken sounds like a recipe I would love!) 

I'm a big fan of all types of Middle Eastern food, and I think this Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Garlic Chicken from The Perfect Pantry sounds like a wonderful dinner any time of year.  I love all the middle eastern flavors in this dish, and marinating the chicken before it goes into the slow cooker makes this extra flavorful.

I'd especially like this recipe when it's hot outside and you can cook in the CrockPot without heating up the house and then serve the food with cooling additions like lettuce, tomatoes, pita bread, and Ranch Dressing.  Those recipes where the slow cooker cooks the hot part of the dish and then it's combined with cooling ingredients are what I call a Slow Cooker Summer Dinner!  And I'd love using the slow cooker to make this on a hot summer day.

Ingredients for this recipe:
  • Boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • sliced and mashed garlic
  • kosher salt
  • pepper
  • allspice
  • lemon zest
  • juice of one lemon
  • olive oil
  • For serving, chopped lettuce, tomato, pita bread, buttermilk Ranch dressing.

Get complete instructions for Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Garlic Chicken from The Perfect Pantry.

Lydia recommends a 3 or 4 quart slow cooker for this recipe.

More Slow Cooker Recipes from The Perfect Pantry:
Chicken and Pinto Bean Burrito Bowl from The Perfect Pantry
Cuban-Style Ropa Vieja from The Perfect Pantry

Slow Cooker (CrockPot) Middle Eastern Garlic Chicken found on

Ten More Ideas for CrockPot Chicken to Keep the Kitchen Cool:
Chicken Tacos in the Slow Cooker (Recipe Collection) 
Barbecue Chicken Tostadas with Cole Slaw from Bev Cooks
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Skinnytaste
Chicken Carnitas Style from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Chicken Burrito Bowls with Avocado Cream Sauce from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Chicken Fajitas from Kalyn's Kitchen
Chicken Tostadas from Taste and Tell
Chipotle Chicken Tacos from Kiss My Whisk
Mexican Chicken Fajitas from Shockingly Delicious
Pulled Chicken (or pork) Lettuce Wraps with Low-Sugar Barbecue Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen 


  1. Thanks for featuring this recipe, Kalyn. It's a slow cooker version of the garlic chicken on skewers recipe that started me on a food writing career, so it's both a sentimental and a family favorite!

  2. Lydia, I can definitely see why it's a favorite. This looks totally amazing to me.


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