Slow-Cooker Greek-Style Chicken with Warm Tabbouleh
Why This Recipe Works
Attempting to cook whole grains in a slow cooker along with a lean chicken breast is a tall order. Most grains need to cook for much longer than chicken to become tender enough to eat. Looking for bright and fresh flavors to pair with our Greek-inspired chicken, we turned to the classic tabbouleh salad. Fortunately, our testing revealed that medium-grind bulgur is one of the few hearty grains that can cook in the slow cooker without breaking down and becoming gummy. Rubbing the chicken with an aromatic mixture of garlic, oregano, and lemon zest seasoned not only the chicken but also the bulgur as it cooked. We drained the bulgur at the end of cooking to remove excess liquid and seasoned it with olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, and tomatoes to turn the hearty grain into a vibrant salad.