Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

slow cooker chicken cacciatore

 

Confession. I’d never had chicken cacciatore before this past weekend. I have no idea why, since it’s one of those easy, savory type chicken dishes that I LOVE. Especially if they involve lots of onions and peppers. Anyways, I made it this weekend and trust me, this will definitely make our dinner rotation frequently.

I adapted this recipe from Skinnytaste, who has a couple other methods for making this recipe as well. The nutritional facts are included, and like all of their recipes, it’s pretty low-cal and healthy. My version is even lower calorie, since I reduced the amount of chicken (meat is expensive!) and doubled the vegetables. (Yay, veggies!)  I find it easy to make the meat go a long way in crock pot recipes, since you can shred it up and spread it out amongst the vegetables and sauce.

 

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

  • 5 chicken thighs, with the bone, skin removed
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste

Directions:

Salt and pepper chicken and place in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour tomatoes over the chicken, then add onions and peppers, oregano, and bay leaf. Stir. Set crock pot to LOW 8 hours or HIGH 4 hours. Remove lid and shred the chicken, removing the bones. Continue cooking, uncovered on HIGH one hour to help it thicken. Add a flour/cornstarch and water mixture to help thicken the sauce, if desired.

Remove bay leaf.  Season to taste.

Serve over pasta or rice, (We love Ronzoni Veggie Delight) and enjoy!

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About Ashley

Ashley is the newest writer for One Little Mister. She is a 25 year old preschool teacher and first time mother to son Garrett. Her interests include breastfeeding, crafting, researching child growth and development topics until all hours of the night, drinking lots of coffee, and talking about cricket on twitter.

Comments

  1. This looks absolutely delicious! I love all of the ingredients and it looks easy to make!

  2. cheryla lister says:

    I love how chicken turns out in the crock pot, especially thighs. This sounds easy and delicious.

  3. I’m going to have to try this recipe. It looks delicious, and the ingredients are very economical.

  4. I’ve been looking for new, healthy (veggie laden!) recipes for the crockpot. I wonder what other veggies can be added to this without changing the flavor badly. Seems like squash would cook down too much.

  5. That looks so easy and delicious.

  6. This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  7. My grandmother made a chicken cacciatore that looked very similar to this. It makes me think of her =)

  8. That looks so nice ! :p

  9. Sandy Cain says:

    Wow, you never had chicken cacciatore before this weekend? See what you are missing! I am going to follow your recipe, because though I’ve prepared it many times, I’ve never used the slow cooker for it before. Huh! Why not do it the easy way, right? (I’m going to throw a couple of small garlic cloves, in, though). Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Chicken Caacciatore is one of the recipes I’ve never been able to prepare properly. I’ve tried it on the stove before a few times with only short of disaster results. Perhaps I’d have better luck with this crock pot recipe. Certainly its worth a try.

  11. Andrea Byrne says:

    I love this! Sounds so good and easy!

  12. janet aycock says:

    this looks so good and simple

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