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Garden Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
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Garden Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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Here’s the perfect Italian meal to serve company. While simmering, it frees you up to visit with your guests and always receives rave reviews! I like to serve it with hot cooked pasta, a tossed salad and a dry red wine. Mangia! —Martha Schirmacher, Sterling Heights, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

207 calories: 3 ounces cooked chicken with about 1/2 cup sauce, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable 0 fat.

Directions

  1. Place chicken in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine green peppers, tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, broth, wine, garlic, salt and pepper; pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until chicken is tender.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high 30 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Garden Chicken Cacciatore in Healthy Cooking October/November 2011, p33

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.


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mrs._white
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

"Easy to make, used regular tomatoes instead of one with seasonings and added the garlic, basil, and oregano myself. (1tbsp. of each) and I would definitely add a tbsp. of sugar, otherwise it will be acidic. My daughter gave it 5 stars and my hubby gave it a 3.5 or 4. My picky son even ate it, which is always a win!"

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Brossi
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2016

"Was easy to prepare but tasted a little bland. Added some chilli powder, chicken stock powder and a little sugar to boost the flavour. Was still missing something. Still, we enjoyed it. Would have this again. Our fussy 12yo gave this a 10! That's a winner on its own! Thank for a lovely recipe."

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Susiew122
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"Made as the recipe says, served over egg noodles. Took to a potluck dinner, delicious !"

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Orbs
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

"I used vegetarian chicken cutlets instead of the chicken thighs; and I served them on croissants for lunch. Very delicious. Thanks, Martha, for sharing this recipe."

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KittieCatt
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"I can only rate this recipe on the ingredients and the easy directions, since I have not yet made it - but it sounds very tasty. I'll definitely make this on a busy day. Twelve servings you say? Not as far as my guys are concerned (LOL)! : )"

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kmcope@bellsouth.net
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Really good, easy, and economical. Family loved it! Prepared as written."

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katt1703
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"I added cooked rice to the pot, and it was great."

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pscholz1
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

"We tried this last week for the first time, and everyone loved it. It's a keeper!"

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rllewis7
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

"A simple and easy recipe. The sauce is very flavorful and the chicken thighs turn out moist and fall-apart tender every time!"

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ConnieK
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"Very good. I love chicken cacciatore. This is a great way to make it, keeps the stovetop and kitchen cool. Great any time but think it would be really nice to make in the Summer. Thanks for sharing."

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