Farmersgirl Kitchen

Chicken and 7-a-day Mediterranean Vegetables

Uncategorized | April 13, 2014 | By

I thought I’d better make a recipe for my own blog challenge: The Slow Cooker Challenge.  The theme this month is 7-a-day Fruits or Vegetables.  Now it might be pushing it to get a full seven portions of fruit or vegetables onto one plate, but it isn’t that difficult to add 7 fruits or vegetables to a single dish.

with 7 Vegetables

8 chicken thighs
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
8 mushrooms
7 small vine tomatoes
2 Aubergines (Eggplant)
3 large or 12 mini red, orange or yellow (bell) peppers
2 large courgettes (zucchini)
12  pitted black olives
2 tablespoons of pesto
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
small bunch of parsley

1. Brown the chicken pieces in a pan with a little oil, set aside.
2. Chop all the vegetables into even sized pieces and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker.
3. Mix the pesto and balsamic vinegar into the vegetables and top with the chicken pieces.
4. Cook on medium for 4 hours or on low for 7 hours.
5. Top with chopped parsley.
6. Serve with crusty bread to soak up the juices.

Join the April Slow Cooker Challenge

I’m also entering this recipe for Four Seasons Food Spring Challenge: Let’s Celebrate Vegetables run by Delicieux and Eat Your Veg.

Fuss Free Flavours and Utterly Scrummy are also celebrating 7-a-day with their challenge Extra Veg.

  1. Karen S Booth
    April 13, 2014

    What a LOVELY recipe and I love the addition of herbs in the concoction too! It also looks VERY colourful and that makes it more enticing to eat! I will try to add an entry to your slow cooker challenge this month, but I am away from home for 2 weeks, so I will have to make it soon! Karen

    • JaniceFGK100
      April 13, 2014

      Thanks Karen, no worries if you can't, there's always another time.

  2. Camilla Hawkins
    April 13, 2014

    Ooh that looks really healthy and really tasty Janice:-) Did you use green or red pesto?

    • JaniceFGK100
      April 13, 2014

      Thanks Camilla, I used green pesto, but red would work just as well.

    • JaniceFGK100
      April 13, 2014

      Ha ha! I'll convert you yet, Fiona.

  3. belleau kitchen
    April 13, 2014

    oh good lord that looks stunning and i'm loving what you're doing with my chicken thighs… I'll have to add this one to the list.. those veg look divine and I bet all those chickeny juices were incredible. Very hungry now!

  4. Christian Halfmann
    April 13, 2014

    It looks very delicious. I think eating colourful is a very good and healthy thing to do.

    • JaniceFGK100
      April 13, 2014

      I agree Chris, nice to get some spring and summer veggies into us!

  5. JaniceFGK100
    April 13, 2014

    Thanks Dom, those thighs were just so tender and you are right about the juices, that's what all the crusty bread was for, love mopping up cooking juices.

  6. Nayna Kanabar
    April 13, 2014

    What a lovely selection of veggies, would not mind them with some rice cooked in slow cooker.

  7. Heidi Roberts
    April 13, 2014

    Those are some of my favourite vegetables and everything goes with chicken. Looks delicious.

  8. Elizabeth
    April 14, 2014

    Sounds delicious, and a great way to contribute to one's 7 a day 🙂

  9. Sylvia F.
    April 14, 2014

    Looks super delicious! I love dishes with loads of veggies with sauce it always smells so great!

  10. GG
    April 14, 2014

    Oooh, this looks fab! A wonderful array of sweet and tasty veg. GG

  11. Choclette
    April 14, 2014

    Take out that chicken and I would be tucking into that with gusto Janice, so just as well the chicken is there 😉

  12. Nazima Pathan
    April 14, 2014

    looks amazing Janice and I would love this as a weekend slow cook and use the remainders in the rest of the week. I am sure this must smell as good as it tastes!

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