Recipe: Crock-Pot Greek Lemon Chicken with Potatoes and Dill
Crock-Pot recipes must be the most abused recipe category on the web. Therefore, one of my goals this winter is to sift through the muck and pluck out the tastiest recipes for this time-saving kitchen appliance I can locate. I'm off to a good start with the following recipe I found on Eating Well. I did make several changes to the recipe. If, for example, I'd followed it to the letter, the sauce would have been quite thin — far too thin, so I added cornstarch, which seemed to do the trick. Additionally, I upped the wine, garlic, and used bone-in thighs instead of boneless.
Yield: 4-6 servings
Active Time: 30 minutes
Simmer Time: approx. 5 hours total
- 1 pound carrots, cut into 1 1/4-inch pieces
- 1 pound baby or fingerling potatoes (left whole or cut in half)
- 3 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, as much skin removed as possible
- 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 2/3 cup dry white wine
- 1 (13-15-ounce can) artichoke hearts, rinsed and quartered if whole
- 1 large egg
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
1. Spread carrots and potatoes over the bottom of a 4-6 quart Crock-Pot. Season chicken with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper and arrange on top of the vegetables.
2. Combine garlic with stock and wine and pour stock mixture over chicken and vegetables. Cover and cook on low heat until the chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender, 4 to 4 1/2 hours.
3. Toward the end of cooking time, whisk egg, egg yolks, lemon juice and corn starch in a medium bowl; reserve. When chicken is tender, transfer the chicken, discarding the bones, and vegetables to a serving bowl using a slotted spoon. Toss with artichoke hearts. Cover and keep warm. Turn heat on Crock-Pot to high.
4. Ladle 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid into the cornstarch-egg mixture. Whisk until smooth. Whisk the egg mixture into the remaining cooking liquid in the slow cooker. Cover and cook, whisking occasionally until slightly thickened,15 to 20 minutes.
5. Add chicken and vegetables back to pot and continue cooking until heated through. Stir in dill and season to taste with additional kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired.
This recipe was adapted by Peggy Lampman and originally posted on AnnArbor.com on Dec. 5, 2011.