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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Love super easy recipes that you can fix and forget? This Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore is just the one you need. Flavorful, filling and a family hit.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Crockpot, Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 184kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs skinless chicken thighs around 2 - 2.5 lbs
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine
  • 1 can 16 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 5 oz whole mushrooms cut into quarters
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives drained
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • Freshly chopped parsley to taste

Instructions

  • Pat the chicken legs dry, sprinkle from both sides with salt and place into the slow
  • cooker, set aside
  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat add the carrots, celery, onion and garlic.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes until onions are soft.
  • Pour in the red wine.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes until the alcohol has dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Add all ingredients except the parsley over the chicken thighs, stir carefully and cover.
  • Cook on low for 6-7 hours and on high for 3-4 hours
  • Serve over pasta and garnish with parsley.

Notes

  1. Nutritional value is for Chicken Cacciatore alone.
  2. We use boneless skinless chicken thighs for this recipe, traditionally from my friend they use legs, you could also use chicken breasts if needed.
  3. You can easily double this recipe, just use a larger 8 quart slow cooker.
  4. This can be frozen, see my tips above on how to do that.
  5. You can serve this with pasta, potatoes or rice.
  6. Red wine is needed in this recipe, but I have subbed balsamic vinegar before so you cold try that.
  7. You can cook this on other low or high, all depends on the time you have and when you want it finished.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1386IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg