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Greek Garlic Chicken Recipe

Greek Garlic Chicken

Lively flavors of the Greek Isles come through in this mouthwatering chicken entree. I created this dish so my husband and I could have a nice dinner after a busy day out and about. —Margee Berry, Trout Lake, Washington


1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2-1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
1/4 cup pitted Greek olives, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon dried oregano
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
1-3/4 cups uncooked couscous
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


1. In a small skillet, saute onion in 1 tablespoon oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in 3/4 cup broth, olives, tomatoes, tapioca, lemon zest and oregano. Add chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3-1/2-4 hours or until chicken is tender. If desired, cut chicken into pieces.

3. In a large saucepan, bring remaining oil and broth to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Serve with chicken; sprinkle with feta cheese.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked chicken with 1/4 cup sauce and 3/4 cup couscous: 475 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 683mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 44g protein.
Originally published as Gold Medal Greek Garlic Chicken with Couscous in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007

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