Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

I’ve got the perfect weeknight dish for the fall—Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore! This is the epitome of comfort food, and who doesn’t love to set it and forget it? Loaded with veggies and great served over simple whole-grain polenta or pasta, it’s the perfect one-dish meal. Oh, and bonus, if you’re a family of four like us, you’ll have leftovers for something quick and easy the next day! :)

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore on 100 Days of Real Food

Some substitution options:

  • If you can only find bone-in chicken, that’ll work instead of boneless. You’ll just have to remove the bones before eating, of course!
  • If someone in your family is not a fan of olives, it’s okay to leave them out or add them at the end individually.
  • If you don’t want to cook with red wine, you can use broth instead.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore on 100 Days of Real Food

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore is the epitome of comfort food for the fall. This one-dish recipe is a hearty meal loaded with veggies.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 20 mins
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Servings: 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 bell peppers seeded, cored, and diced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (button or baby bell), cut in half
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 28-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup capers drained
  • 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the chicken in the flour and then cook until golden brown on both sides (but still raw/pink in the middle). Remove from the pan and add to the slow cooker.
  • Deglaze the pan by adding the wine and turning up the heat to high while scraping the brown bits off the bottom of the pan (be careful of flare ups if using a gas range…you may want to turn the fire off momentarily while you pour the wine in). Cook for a few minutes until the wine is reduced by half, then pour into the slow cooker.
  • Add the onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic, oregano, salt, red pepper, diced tomatoes, capers, and olives. Cover and turn the slow cooker onto low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours. Serve over whole-grain noodles or polenta.

Notes

Adapted from Eating Well Magazine
 
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
 
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 135mg45%
Sodium 569mg25%
Potassium 642mg18%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 1984IU40%
Vitamin C 78mg95%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore”

  1. I have some chicken thighs in the freezer just waiting for a recipe like this. I’ll cook it tomorrow and let you know how it goes, although I’m sure it will be delicious!

  2. I am always on team slow cooker. It’s one of my favorite ways to cook. I love coming home to a hot meal at night after only taking a few minutes of preparation in the morning. I love this recipe too. It is so good. The only thing I do different is I use boneless skinless chicken breasts and my kids don’t like capers and olives added so I save them for a Greek salad. I also add a jar of spaghetti sauce or marinara. We put it over pasta and my whole family loves it.

  3. 5 stars
    Omg I’ve been looking for this recipe forever (without knowing it! Haha). My mum used to cook something similar when I was a kid and this tastes as good if not better! You guys made my stomach very happy with this Chicken Cacciatore, thanks!!

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