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 minutes
Cook Time11 hours
Resting time1 day
Total Time1 day 11 hours 10 minutes
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