Slow Cooker Greek Lamb Kleftiko

Try switching up your traditional Sunday lamb with this fantastic Mediterranean recipe. This traditional Greek dish involves slow cooking lamb with herbs and white wine until gloriously tender. Pair with your favourite sides and salads, for a fabulous spread.

Baby potatoes go into the slow cooker in this recipe, as well as lamb shoulder. They will soak up all of the flavours in the pot and give you a ready made side dish for serving. We serve this with pitta bread, feta cheese and seasonal greens, to make a fantastic spread that can be enjoyed all year round.

Feeling more adventurous? Have a go at creating some of your very own flat breads to pair with this dish. This Jamie Oliver recipe that uses only 3 ingredients:

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Slow Cooker Greek Lamb Kleftiko

Spectacular slow cooked Greek lamb Kleftiko!
Print Recipe
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6
Calories 329 kcal


  • Slow Cooker


Main ingredients

  • 1.2 Kg Lamb shoulder
  • 750 g Baby potatoes

For the rub

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • Pinch Salt
  • Pinch Pepper

Into the slow cooker

  • 200 ml Lamb stock
  • 100 ml White wine
  • 2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • Handful Thyme


  • In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients listed for the rub. Stir well and rub evenly over the lamb shoulder.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker, including the lamb and baby potatoes.
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4.


Nutrition calculations only account for the ingredients stated in the slow cooker recipe. Serving suggestions such as rice and potatoes are not included. Remember to account for the nutritional values of anything you choose to accompany the recipe with. 


Calories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 29gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 143mgPotassium: 926mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 21IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 4mg
Keyword 8 hour, Greek, lamb shoulder
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  1. 5 stars
    Made this tonight’s for my partner and parents, they all said it was so good and asked for the recipe. The lamb fell apart and was so flavourful!

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