Mediterranean Chicken with Pepperoncini and Kalamatas


A bright flavorful spring or summer dish delicious any time of the year. Serve over couscous or white or brown rice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 50 mins
4 servings


  • 12 pepperoncini peppers, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup sliced pitted kalamata olives

  • 8 cloves minced garlic

  • 3 ½ pounds chicken leg quarters

  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • ½ cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • ½ teaspoon paprika


  1. Layer whole pepperoncini on the bottom of a slow cooker. Sprinkle the olive slices and garlic on top of the peppers.

  2. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Place on top of pepperoncini mixture. Sprinkle chicken with 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika, the salt, pepper and lemon zest. Slowly pour in lemon juice.

  3. Cover and cook on low 6 to 6 1/2 hours or until meat easily pulls away from bone. Remove chicken to a warm plate and cover to keep warm.

  4. Turn slow cooker on high. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Whisk in sour cream until blended. Cover and simmer on high until heated through 8 to 10 minutes depending on your cooker. Stir in pepper and paprika.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

841 Calories
56g Fat
14g Carbs
68g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 841
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g 72%
Saturated Fat 18g 91%
Cholesterol 249mg 83%
Sodium 2694mg 117%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 68g
Vitamin C 18mg 92%
Calcium 164mg 13%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 642mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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