Greek Chicken with Cucumber Salad


Give plain chicken breast recipes a tasty twist by making this yummy Greek chicken. This recipe will teach you how to make Greek chicken, with a tasty cucumber salad on the side too!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins


  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 pound bone-in chicken breast halves, skinned (3 to 4 breast halves)

  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 large cucumber (about 12 ounces)

  • 1 6 ounce container plain fat-free Greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Lemon wedges

  • Snipped fresh parsley

  • Finely shredded lemon peel


  1. In a small bowl combine half of the garlic, oregano, 1 tsp. lemon peel, the salt, and pepper. Rub mixture over both sides of chicken. Pour broth in a 4-quart slow cooker. Add chicken. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 4 1/2 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2 1/4 hours.

  2. Meanwhile, for yogurt sauce, shred 2 Tbsp. of the cucumber. In a small bowl stir together the shredded cucumber, yogurt, mint, and remaining garlic. Season to taste with salt. Cover; chill. Slice or coarsely chop the remaining cucumber. In a medium bowl toss together the sliced cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice. Season to taste with salt. Cover; chill.

  3. To serve, transfer chicken to serving plates; discard cooking liquid. Spoon yogurt sauce over chicken. Serve with cucumber salad and lemon wedges. Sprinkle with parsley and additional lemon peel, if desired.

    Greek Chicken Cucumber Salad
    Andy Lyons


Chicken breast sizes vary. If large, you may need to halve or slice the breast half to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
8g Fat
6g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 390mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 9.8mg 49%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 573mg 12%
Folate, total 12.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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