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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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gthang
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."

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Luvorlando
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."

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katlaydee3
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."

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jdr3041
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!"

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grannygourmet
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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joniotto
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"This is the best cacciatore recipe I've ever tried!! I added some thinly sliced carrots (as our favorite Italian restaurant does),a dash of white wine, and 1 extra can of diced, drained tomatoes. (I let my sauce cook an hour or two before preparing and adding the chicken - just to make sure the carrots were done.) At dinnertime, it was so nice to simply cook the pasta and already have this delicious cacciatore waiting in the slow cooker. My family absolutely loved this dish! Thanks for a great recipe!!"

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alyce13
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2009

"ITALIAN SEASONING IS MOSTLY OREGANO--ADD SOME THYME,ROSEMARY,BASIL,PARSLEY & SAGE.

LOOK IN DOLLAR STORE OR WAL MART
FOR ITALIAN SEASONING OR MAKE YOUR OWN.ALYCE"

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alyce13
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2009

"TO OSLINFAMILY

ITALIANS USE DIFFERENT TYPE MEATS IN MANY DISHES FOR MORE FLAVOR.IN TRADIONAL SPAGHETTI:
PORK CHOPS,chicken PIECES,MEATBALLS,SOME VEAL.
ALOT OF VARIETY.ALSO FRESH VEGGIES & MANY TYPES OF PASTAS.
ALYCE"

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oslinfamily
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2009

"Should there be an OR between the thighs and breasts...seems wierd to use both!"

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