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


  • 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

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


  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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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."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

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

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."

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)! : )"

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

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

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