Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
If you love Chicken Cacciatore then this slow cooker recipe is going to just blow you away in flavor!


The slow cooker seals in the juices and smells divine, your mouth will be watering as this cooks, it's so easy and delicious!


If you have loads of time and not working, everything can go into a huge dutch oven on the stovetop.


However, I don't have the luxury of staying at home.


I love this dish you may have seen it before in my slow cooker fantastic roundup?


There are a few tips I have in store for you in this post to make everything taste super delicious also along with many other slow cooker recipes at the end.


Here is the remedy for the best slow-cooked cacciatore I have ever had. J


Just make sure you but a great loaf of Italian hard crusty bread to sop up this delicious sauce!


Please let me know how you like this recipe and don't forget to print it off with the recipe card at the bottom.





slow cooker chicken cacciatore in a large black liner pot with peppers on top









Grandma's Version in the 1960s




I can remember as a child my grandmother slicing bell peppers and blanching tomatoes to get ready to make this dish.


She would always remove the skins off the tomatoes, I just grind them up in the food processor.


I like to use fresh plum and canned tomatoes with basil for this slow cooker dish.


The flavors are amazing.


The chicken always falls off the bone, it really gets very tender using a slow cooker.


If you happen to be home and have the time, of course as grandma would cook this back in the 1960s, and there were no slow cookers.


You can proceed by cooking this on the top of the stove for a slow simmer around 2 hours or until the chicken is fork-tender.




chicken legs and thighs sauteed in a large chicken fryer pan





Tips


  • Always fry the chicken pieces first, ( you can even do that the night before if you work out of the home for the next day's dinner)
  • If adding other vegetables to the pot always add them on the bottom and chicken on top for more flavor
  • For easier cleanup, use liner slow cooker bags
  • Use at least a 5-quart crockpot/slow cooker for this recipe
  • Use boneless thighs or breasts if pouring over rice or mashed potatoes
  • For a very thick sauce add flour 1/2 hour before serving around 1 tablespoon





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Easy Recipes




I love easy recipes like this Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore, it's really impressive for a slow cooker recipe.


During the year, I love to experiment with all kinds of classic and traditional Italian recipes that mom and grandma use to make like this one.


When it comes out as great as this chicken meal, I am a happy girl!


The whole family loved this dinner and asks for it time and time again!





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slow cooker chicken cacciatore in a large black liner pot with peppers on top

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Yield: 4
Author:
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 8 hourtotal time: 8 H & 20 M
Here is the classic Italian chicken cacciatore made simple in a slow cooker. The recipe is fantastic, tasty and great with rice, potatoes or even all by itself with some hard crusted Italian bread.

ingredients:

  • 8 to 10 chicken pieces bone-in or boneless breast and thighs if using to pour over rice or mashed potatoes ( I used legs and thighs bone-in for this recipe today)
  • Shake the chicken in around 1 cup of seasoned flour before frying seasoned with salt, pepper.
  • 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

instructions:

How to cook Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

  1. Fry the floured chicken pieces until nicely browned on both sides and season to taste with salt and pepper. You can do this the night before this meal to save time in the morning before going on with your day.
  2. In a large enough slow crocker to accommodate the chicken pieces, add the tomatoes, wine,  peppers, herbs and spices and garlic ( onion if using) to the slow cooker.
  3. If adding other vegetables like peas do not add until the end of the cooking process. 
  4. Add them around a 1/2 hour before this is cooked and also for thicker sauce add more flour and water 30 minutes before it completed time.
  5. Slow cook this for 6 to 8 hours. Serve with crusty Italian bread rice or mashed potatoes.
  6. Note: I used a 5 or 7 quart-sized slow cooker.
Calories
225
Fat (grams)
22
Sat. Fat (grams)
11
Carbs (grams)
22
Net carbs
11
Sugar (grams)
4
Protein (grams)
14
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Crockpot London Broil Burgundy
Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice
Crockpot Rump Roast and Burgundy Vegetable Stew 
Crockpot Vegetable stew
CRockpot Chicken Zucchini Stew
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slow cooker chicken cacciatore in a large black liner pot with peppers on top

19 comments

  1. This was one of the first meals I cooked for my family when I was in high school. I'm not sure if it was any good, but yours looks fabulous!

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  2. this looks great! i love easy slow cooker meals!

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  3. My grandmother used to make chicken Cacciatore growing up. Need to try it again for my kids.

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  4. Your memories are making me smile. I can relate so much. This chicken looks so tasty and tender. Pinning right now!

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  5. I work from home and don't have a ton of time to be cooking elaborate meals. I am always looking for new ways to serve chicken and love crock pot meals.

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  6. I love chicken very much! Your recipe looks incredible. This is a great idea for dinner. I definitely want to try this and I'm sure it's very tasty! Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

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  7. That is such a delicious looking chicken dish. Sounds so flavorful and love that it is slow cooked.

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  8. I've never made chicken cacciatore myself but I remember my granny making this. This look incredible. I must save it for later when I wanna try.

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  9. It has been ages since I made chicken cacciatore. I love using my slow cooker....so this is a must try for me. Perfect for easy and stress-free weekend cooking. A great family dinner.

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  10. Dear Claudia, your chicken cacciatore looks and sounds delicious. Such a perfect recipe for busy weeknights. I know my family would thoroughly enjoy this. XO, Catherine

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  11. I agree with you, best cook in the world is grandmothers, then mom. I like the idea of cooking chicken in slow cooker that too flavorful with plum tomatoes and bell peppers, stress free dinner.

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  12. Yes! Please. I just bought a big pack of chicken drumstick and when I saw the pictures, i know that this will be included in my menu list this week.

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  13. We do love our chicken and cacciatore is a great way to prepare it. I believe some of our best memories are associated with food and family.

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  14. Food and family go hand in hand and I have great memories of my grandmother and mom associated with food. Love the use of slow cooker to get the deep flavor and this recipes sounds so good.

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  15. This chicken sounds and looks so flavorful. It's perfect weekend family dinner. I can't wait to try this with my family. I just know they love it.

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  16. slow cooker meals are so great during the week when schedules are busy. this sounds delicious!

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  17. Claudia; this chicken cacciatore recipe looks and sounds delicious! I bet it would be good with your Herbed potato bread.makes my mouth water thinking about it!!!

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  18. I've never made this before! Can't wait to try it!

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  19. This looks so delicious! It's the best kind of comfort food!

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