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Slow-Cooked Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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Here's an all-time favorite Italian dish made easy in the slow cooker! Dried herbs and fresh garlic give it an aromatic flavor. Green peppers, sliced mushrooms and diced tomatoes do a fine job of rounding out the juicy chicken entree. —Denise Hollebeke, Penhold, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without skin) equals 296 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 582 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable 1 fat, 1/2 starch


  1. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil on all sides.
  2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with onions, green pepper and mushrooms. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, salt, oregano and basil; pour over vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken juices run clear and vegetables are tender. Serve with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Cacciatore in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2008, p44

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2016

"Nice recipe. I used chicken breasts instead of bone-in chicken, and our own home-grown tomatoes instead of the canned. A bit more salt and herbs too."

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2015

"This was tasty. I used fresh tomatoes and mushrooms instead. I also added crushed red pepper to give the chicken a kick. I will make this again. It was so easy and great for a weekday meal!"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014


Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"very good and easy"

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2012

"I made this yesterday for dinner. It was really simple, and I did make some alterations. I used chicken breasts instead of bone in chicken and I didn't have diced tomatoes, so I cut up canned whole tomatoes. I did double the spices as per other review suggestions, but used garlic powder instead of garlic cloves. Boiled some linguine and took the chicken out and stirred the noodles into the sauce. It was tasty, but it's definitely lacking something. Not entirely sure what tho. I will make it again to play with it some. Wish I had tomato sauce or paste to add to it, will try that next time and probably increase the spices, or actually get fresh garlic heh."

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