Prosciutto Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
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Prosciutto Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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Sandra Putnam of Gallatin Gateway, Montana tailored her mother's recipe to crock-pot convenience with this hearty entree for busy weekday nights.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 package (3 ounces) thinly sliced prosciutto or deli ham, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimientos
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Hot cooked linguine
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 375 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 892mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 43g protein


  1. Cut chicken into serving-size pieces. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil in batches. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  3. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, mushrooms, onion, prosciutto, pimientos, garlic and Italian seasoning. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until chicken juices run clear. Serve with a slotted spoon over linguine; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Prosciutto Chicken Cacciatore in Quick Cooking January/February 2006, p55

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"Made this the other night, it was wonderful. Modified the spices a litte to give it my own flair. For a single person, it holds and last a while."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"I have been making this one a while, its good to put together the night before and turn on while we are at a sports event or game. I don't use the ham or prosciutto and tend to stick with cut up chicken breast to keep the fat down. I do add about 3 tablespoons of capers and their juice for flavor. I also prefer to put it on top of Uncle Bens original flavored rice to punch up the flavor because with plain pasta or rice it can be a bit bland for us."

Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"I did not like this chicken very much. It was edible, and very moist, but I just thought that it was way too bland for my taste."

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"Outstanding and very easy to make using a crockpot... definitely part of our menu fare for a good weeknight meal. Thanks!"

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"I am giving this a five rating, which I think it was after I made a few changes. I used chicken tenders and after browning them and removing them to the crockpot, I sauteed the onions and garlic in the remaining oil. Then I added the broth and tomatoes, along with the seasoning and deglazed the pan in order to enhance the flavors. I then proceeded with the recipe as written, except that used a little flour and water to thicken the sauce a little. I also omitted the pimentos since we really don't like them. So, all in all, it turned out to be a tasty dish."

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