Chunky Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
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Chunky Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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This recipe is so versatile! Look in your fridge for anything else you want to throw in, like red pepper, mushrooms, extra zucchini—you name it. And if you're a vegetarian, go ahead and leave out the chicken. —Stephanie Loaiza, Layton, Utah
Featured In: Slow Cooker Superstars
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large sweet onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) garden-style spaghetti sauce
  • Hot cooked spaghetti
  • Sliced ripe olives and shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without spaghetti and optional ingredients): 285 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 507mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.


  1. Place chicken and vegetables in a 3-qt. slow cooker; sprinkle with oregano. Pour sauce over top. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  2. Remove chicken; break up slightly with two forks. Return to slow cooker. Serve with spaghetti. If desired, top with olives and cheese.
    To make ahead: Place the first six ingredients in a large resealable plastic freezer bag; seal bag and freeze. To use, place filled freezer bag in refrigerator 48 hours or until contents are completely thawed. Cook and serve as directed.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chunky Chicken Cacciatore in Simple & Delicious December/January 2015

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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genwlee3 User ID: 8704442 242084
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016 Edited Jan. 20, 2016

"Okay taste but it's not Cacciatore without mushrooms and it shouldn't have olives."

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