Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

If you have loads of time and not working, everything can go into a huge dutch oven on the stove top. However I don't have that luxury of staying at home. I love this dish but not crazy about chicken looking like it's boiled after it cooks in a slow cooker. Here is the remedy for the best slow cooked cacciatore I have ever had. Just make sure you but a great loaf of Italian hard crusty bread to sop up this delicious sauce!

 Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

8 to 10 chicken pieces bone in ( I used legs and thighs)
3 bell peppers sliced
8 plum tomatoes pulsed to a diced size
3 cloves minced garlic
1 can 16 ounce whole tomatoes with basil added pureed in the food processor
olive oil
1/2 cup white wine ( I used Pinot Grigio)
salt, pepper, cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes, oregano, parsley

Optional:  I throw in a can of peas of cut green beans for an additional vegetable at the end of cooking.  Also I add a handful of finger carrots for sweetness

Fry the chicken pieces until nicely browned on both side and season to taste.

In a large enough slow crocker to accommodate the chicken pieces, add the tomatoes, wine, herbs and spices and garlic ( onion if using) to the slow cooker. Top the chicken with peppers and any other vegetables you would like except peas, add them 1/2 hour before the chicken is done.  Slow cook this for 6 to 8 hours. Serve with crusty Italian bread and an antipasto salad.

Note: I used a 7 Quart Slow Cooker,  5 will work just fine also

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