Smoky paprika garlic chicken

Succulent, flavourful smoky paprika garlic chicken has been a hit in my house this week.  It’s especially a huge hit with me because it’s been so easy to prepare thanks to my Crock-Pot slowcooker. Simply pop it on in the morning then enjoy a delicious meal at the end of the day with little fuss or preparation.

This smoky paprika garlic chicken is coated in a simple but tasty herb and spice blend, then served with a yummy yoghurt feta sauce on the side.

With the Crock-Pot Sear & Slow CHP700, you can use the insert over a stovetop so you can sear your meat without creating extra dishes. I seared my chicken thighs first which helps lock in the flavour. This Crock-Pot model also has a cooking timer so you can set this and it will then revert to the ‘keep warm’ function once the cooking time is over.  It’s super handy for those days when you might be running a little late or need to keep it warm for others who are coming home later.

And the good news is you can WIN a CrockPot for yourself too (details to follow…)

Smoky paprika garlic chicken

½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Zest from one small lemon
Juice from one small lemon
Salt and pepper
4 skinless chicken thighs, bone in
½ tablespoon olive oil


For the yoghurt feta sauce:

¼ cup Greek yoghurt
Finger sized piece of feta cheese
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons of lemon juice


In a small bowl, add the herbs, spices, salt, pepper and lemon zest.  Mix to combine and rub on the chicken thighs.

Place the Crock-Pot insert on an element over a medium heat.  Add the olive oil.  Once the oil is hot, place the chicken thighs in, ‘good’ side down to sear for 2-3 minutes.  Remove from the element and place the insert in the Crock-Pot.  Flip the chicken thighs so the fleshy side is facing upward.  Squeeze the lemon juice around the chicken.

Turn the Crock-Pot to low and cook for 7 hours.

To make the sauce, crumble the feta and mash with a fork so it is finely broken up. Add the feta and the remaining ingredients into a small bowl and mix well. Store in fridge until dinner is ready to serve
Serve the chicken with a dollop of the sauce along with roast vegetables and some greens.


I’ve got a Crock-Pot to give away to one lucky reader.  To be in the draw simply comment below with your favourite Crock-Pot recipe. You can check out the Crock-Pot website here for inspiration.

Competition closes 20th June  and winner will be published on this post and notified by email.

This post was sponsored by Crock-Pot


45 Responses to Smoky paprika garlic chicken

  1. Vanessa Shaw May 22, 2017 at 8:54 pm #

    Favourite would be a classic tomatoey beef stew full of winter veges. Demolished by all!

  2. Tanya heesterman May 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm #

    Pumpkin soup is delicious in the slow cooker!

  3. Katie May 22, 2017 at 9:19 pm #

    Sausage surprise is my family’s favourite recipe!

  4. Nikki May 22, 2017 at 9:52 pm #

    My fave is spaghetti bolognese…the flavour is awesome after cooking away all day 🙂

  5. Vanessa Schuster May 23, 2017 at 8:26 am #

    Kumara, Carrot and Lentil soup is one of my favourites, yum!

  6. Maree christieson May 23, 2017 at 10:58 am #

    My favourite recipe is a curried sausages apple onion and baked beans in the crockpot as well as a tin of tomatoes. Served with rice or mashed potatoes

  7. Annabel B May 23, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    I love lamb shanks done in the slow cooker, or a thai red chicken curry or macaroni cheese… oh wait was I only meant to choose one thing?? What can I say… slow cookers/crock pots are awesome! 🙂

  8. Sharyn S May 23, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

    Definitely a hearty beef stew. But looking forward to trying above recipe.

  9. Karen Mak May 23, 2017 at 10:10 pm #

    Our favourite at the moment is Thai chicken curry, and bacon hock and vegetable soup, i would love a crock pot that can sear as well! One dish would make it even easier.

  10. Tammy May 23, 2017 at 10:15 pm #

    Favourite crock pot meals are either butter chicken or bacon hock soup with verges. I need this crock pot that can sear in my life

  11. Claire May 23, 2017 at 10:26 pm #

    The Korean style beef short ribs look delicious.

  12. Marian May 24, 2017 at 1:51 am #

    We loved doing pulled pork in our slow cooker! Long and slow is the only way to do it…so yummy! Our slow cooker was a victim of our recent renovations so we’re in desperate need of a new one before winter!

  13. Marian May 24, 2017 at 1:53 am #

    Oh, I meant to ask, do you not need any kind of sauce or liquid to cook this chicken? I’ve never done a ‘dry’ slow cooker recipe – the chicken doesn’t dry out? It sounds great otherwise!

  14. Rachel C May 24, 2017 at 4:29 am #

    Pulled pork or Beef Massaman Curry are my favourite slow cooker dishes.

  15. Jo Brain May 24, 2017 at 8:32 am #

    Beef curry, coming home to the lovely smells, but must make double the recipe – one helping is not enough!!

  16. Jacinda May 24, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    Vietnamese chicken curry. Our crockpot is on the brink so it would be awesome if we could win this!

  17. Candice May 24, 2017 at 10:27 am #

    A whole chicken is our favorite. Rub a delicious blend of herbs and spices, leave to cook to perfection and crisp under the grill right before serving. Absolutely mouth watering!!!

  18. Elizabeth May 24, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    Love s good veggie soup all ready after winter sports training on a cold brisk evening

  19. Megan C May 24, 2017 at 3:06 pm #

    I love a whole chicken with a base of carrots, celery, onion, garlic & fresh herbs. I also bang in some barley and a smidge of water or stock, when I get home from work add some broccoli to cook till dinner time and done! Full meal in one pot. Key when you work fulltime & have kids!

  20. Karen May 24, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

    Pulled pork to feed the whole family…which is big and hungry! We use this for burritos one night, then create pizza with the leftovers.

  21. Adelyn Yong May 24, 2017 at 6:08 pm #

    Pulled pork burgers are a always a winner at our place!

  22. Sarah May 24, 2017 at 7:43 pm #

    Lamb stew! Yummy ??????

  23. Sarah May 24, 2017 at 7:44 pm #

    Lamb stew! Yummy!! 🙂

  24. Susan May 24, 2017 at 8:35 pm #

    Bacon hock and vegetable soup… crock pots keep us eating healthy instead of buying takeaways, when I am busy with all the kids sport.????

  25. Christine C May 24, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

    My favourite has to be lamb shanks- so tender and tasty.

    Have to try this too, sounds delicious

  26. Gill Grimmett May 25, 2017 at 12:21 am #

    My favorite is roast pork. When its cooked I remove the fat and crackle it under the grill. The pork is so tender and juicy.

  27. Vanessa E May 25, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

    My favourite thing in a slow cooker is a simple whole chicken…stuffed with a quartered lemon and a quartered orange and a handful of garlic cloves, rubbed in olive oil and dried herbs. Delicious and easy!

  28. Amy Rogers May 25, 2017 at 8:51 pm #

    Our fav is a spicy pumpkin and carrot soup! Full of veges and sooooo yum on a cold winters day!!!

  29. Amber N May 25, 2017 at 8:52 pm #

    The autumnal chicken sounds delicious, I’d love to try it!

  30. Sarah May 27, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    Have just made your paprika garlic chicken… It’s busy cooking now… Smells divine, can’t wait to taste it later!!

  31. Nicola May 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

    Oh yah! Hope you enjoy it.

  32. Susan Macey June 2, 2017 at 4:03 am #

    We just love a rich tasting, long, slow cooked, beef bourguignon. Cheap cuts of beef + smokey bacon + mushrooms…..served on creamy mash
    I’m hungry

  33. Evelyn June 3, 2017 at 9:04 am #

    Lamb obsession is a firm family favourite in our house

  34. Tanya Healy June 3, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    beef cheeks in red wine yummmy

  35. Tanya Healy June 3, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    beef cheeks in red wine

  36. Tracy Grant June 4, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

    Looks great. Always looking for new recipes in the slow cooker. My favorite is curried coconut chicken!

  37. Janine Lewis June 4, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

    Chicken & bacon fettuccini is an easy throw together meal for the crockpot which gives us leftovers for work lunches 🙂

  38. Heather Botting June 4, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

    Silverside stays moist done in the slow cooker covered with boiled water.Roast mutton and beef stay succulent instead of drying out. Sausage casseroles fantastic. I just use it for heaps of things. This looks yummy. I’m going to try it. Thanks

  39. Trista June 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm #

    Paella!! My fav 🙂

  40. Sarah Patton June 4, 2017 at 10:10 pm #

    Chicken with tarragon and lemon (yum)

  41. Kylie June 5, 2017 at 6:32 am #

    My favourite is honey mustard chicken done in the crockpot. ?

  42. Kim June 5, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

    Our favourite is Oriental Beef Pot Roast – Absolutely delicious!

  43. Gabrielle June 11, 2017 at 4:21 pm #

    I love Honey Pork. The meat is always so succulent

  44. Melanie June 12, 2017 at 9:20 am #

    My favourite is a whole chicken so I can make stock afterwards 🙂

  45. Shirley Wilson June 13, 2017 at 9:42 am #

    Pea and Ham Soup.

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