After trying out the zhoug sauce in my grain bowl, I realized I immediately needed to find some other ways to incorporate it into my meals. I decided a slow cooker meal was in order so I started brainstorming. Greek yogurt became the go-to ingredient for three reasons: it’s very Mediterranean (like the zhoug sauce), it’ll temper the spice, and when it’s used as a marinade – especially in a slow cooker – it’ll create super tender chicken.
First mix greek yogurt with Trader Joe’s zhoug sauce. Place boneless skinless chicken breasts on the bottom of a slow cooker with two sliced shallots. Cover with the yogurt mixture and some salt and cook on low for 7-8 hours (or high for 3.5). There are only 4 ingredients for this chicken. Sure, you’ll serve it over something, but that’s pretty tough to beat.
I served mine over cauliflower rice with roasted brussels sprouts. I also made some extra zhoug yogurt to put on top, and it really made the dish. When I first used zhoug last week, my beau found it too spicy for his lil palate. This time, when I mixed it with yogurt in the right proportions, he had 2 plates full.