Slow-cooked chicken with broccoli salad

Slow-cooked chicken with broccoli salad

Tangy. Tender. Tart. Tantalizing. Chicken tonight comes with slow-cooker convenience and creamy indulgence. Serve it up with a fresh herb/broccoli blend, mayo, and grilled limes. Zing!

Slow-cooked chicken with broccoli salad

Tangy. Tender. Tart. Tantalizing. Chicken tonight comes with slow-cooker convenience and creamy indulgence. Serve it up with a fresh herb/broccoli blend, mayo, and grilled limes. Zing!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 5 5 lime leaflime leaves
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coriander seed
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup (613 oz.) 240 ml (180 g) Greek yogurt (4% fat) or other type of yogurt with a high fat content
  • 3 lbs 1.4 kg chicken legchicken legs
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp salt
  • 2 2 lime for servinglimes for serving (optional)
Broccoli Salad
  • 1 lb (5 cups) 450 g (1.2 liters) broccoli
  • 1 cup 240 ml mayonnaise
  • ½ cup (¼ oz.) 120 ml (8 g) chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper
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Instructions

  1. Grind the spices and mix with the yogurt. Salt the chicken and put it in a plastic bag. Pour in the yogurt marinade and massage it into the chicken.
  2. Marinate (in the refrigerator) for 2-3 hours or overnight. If you are in a rush, marinate for at least 15 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Put chicken and marinade in a slow cooker and cook on high heat for 2 hours or low for 3 hours. Remove and let cool. You can prepare up to this step a day ahead.
  4. Prepare the grill and finish off the chicken with a nice browned surface, about 5-10 minutes on each side, depending on size and heat.
  5. If you don't have access to a grill, you can sear the boiled chicken in the oven using the broiler setting. Cut the limes in half and fry or grill alongside the chicken, cut side down. They add a wonderful flavor.
  6. Broccoli and cilantro salad

  7. Boil the broccoli in lightly salted water; a minute or two is enough.
  8. Mix the mayonnaise with freshly chopped cilantro and add the broccoli. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve paired with the chicken, with an extra dollop of butter or mayonnaise on the side.

Tip

Can't find lime leaves? Substitute with any two of the following (per leaf): ½ bay leaf, ½ tsp lime zest, or ¼ tsp fresh lemon thyme.

Recommended special equipment

Slow cooker

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8 comments

  1. Sue
    Our slow cooker is huuuuge. Can I do this in the oven on a low temperature?
    Reply: #2
  2. Phil
    mine slow cooker is the same, i have a casserole dish with a lid i am thinking trying it in this on a very low temperature in the oven
  3. Ally Borges
    Would lime juice work instead of the leaves? I can add a bay leaf but don't want to buy a lime just for the zest... I have frozen lime juice I could use.
    Reply: #4
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Would lime juice work instead of the leaves? I can add a bay leaf but don't want to buy a lime just for the zest... I have frozen lime juice I could use.

    The zest tends to be more tart while the juice tends to be sweeter. I would recommend half a bay leaf instead of lime juice.

  5. Lisa
    I can't eat yogurt, is there a substitute for it?
    Reply: #6
  6. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I can't eat yogurt, is there a substitute for it?

    You can try sour cream as a substitute.

  7. Terri
    What does the broccoli salad taste like? I'm not a fan of raw unflavored broccoli but would like to at least try it in a salad mix.
    Reply: #8
  8. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    What does the broccoli salad taste like? I'm not a fan of raw unflavored broccoli but would like to at least try it in a salad mix.

    This does call for boiling the broccoli for a bit, so that might make a difference for you. You may also want to try this version that uses dill! https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/broccoli-salad-fresh-dill

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