Super quick to throw together into the crock pot or Instant Pot, this super savory and delicious dish will fill your house with tantalizing aromas as it slow-cooks for several hours (all day, or overnight), while you do other things. Best made a day or two ahead to give the flavors time to meld and develop. Great for company as well as for batch-cooking several meals’ worth of protein ahead of time!

Slow Cooked Greek Lamb Roast

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time11 hrs
Resting time1 d
Total Time1 d 11 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 10
Calories: 223kcal


  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • ~5 lbs bone-in lamb leg or shoulder
  • 6 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat for 1 minute, then add oil.
  • Add leg of lamb and cook, turning every couple of minutes until it is browned on all sides.
  • Place lamb in slow cooker and add all remaining ingredients.
  • Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Transfer the lamb and sauce to a baking dish.
  • Chill entire dish in the fridge for several hours and up to 2 days; this resting time will significantly enhance the flavor and texture of the meat.
  • One hour before you're ready to serve, preheat the oven to 300F.
  • Remove the dish from the fridge and remove solidified fat to your preference.
  • Place lamb on a cutting board and slice against the grain into half inch slices.
  • Use an immersion blender (or standing blender) to puree the sauce smooth.
  • Put the sliced meat back into the sauce, cover, and warm in oven until hot, then serve.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg