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Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken and Farro

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken and Farro

The aroma of this easy chicken and farro recipe will whisk you away to an Italian village where waiters in white aprons serve you with a smile. The chewy, nutty farro absorbs the flavors of the chicken juices and the tangy lemon, capers, and olives add zest. Family and company alike will clamor for this colorful, aromatic dish.




  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cook chicken until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Set aside.
  2. Coat a 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Stir together stock, farro, shallots, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in slow cooker. Top with chicken; sprinkle with olives and capers. Cover and cook on low until a thermometer inserted in chicken registers 165 degrees F, 7 to 8 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from slow cooker. Add chopped parsley, almonds, lemon zest and juice, garlic, and red pepper to farro mixture; stir until creamy. Garnish servings with parsley leaves.