Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken and Vegetables


This delicious slow cooker meal of chicken and vegetables pairs up nicely with couscous and pita bread.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs 20 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 25 mins
slow cooker chicken


  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 12 marinated artichoke hearts, drained

  • 4 large carrots, chopped

  • 4 large garlic cloves, halved

  • 1 (3 inch) piece cinnamon stick

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or more as needed

  • 1 large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • ½ pound green beans, trimmed and halved

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped cilantro

  • 3 cups water

  • 2 cups couscous


  1. Combine turmeric, ginger, coriander, salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper in a small cup. Rub mixture over chicken and let sit at least 30 minutes.

  2. Combine chickpeas, diced tomatoes, artichoke hearts, carrots, garlic, and cinnamon stick in the bottom of a 6- to 7-quart slow cooker.

  3. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to the slow cooker, bone-side-up. Add onion to the same skillet. Saute over medium-high heat until onions have taken on a yellow color from turmeric and are starting to brown on the edges, about 5 minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker.

  4. Cover the slow cooker and cook on Low for approximately 2 hours.

  5. Place green beans, bell pepper, and cilantro over chicken. Cover and cook approximately 3 hours more.

  6. Meanwhile, boil 3 cups of water in a saucepan. Add couscous and stir. Cover the pot and turn off the heat. Let sit until water is absorbed and couscous is tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  7. Place hot couscous on each plate and top with chicken and vegetables. Spoon juices from the slow cooker over each serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

465 Calories
13g Fat
57g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 465
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 734mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 42mg 212%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 634mg 13%

* 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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