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Slow-Cooked Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Slow-Cooked Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Slow-Cooked Chicken Cacciatore

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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."

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"I am not a very good cook but this recipe looked easy. It turned out great! I used fresh tomatoes (about 8) from my garden and chicken breasts. Only problem was that there weren't enough left-overs. I'll have to make it again - soon. Thanks."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"This is a tasty dish. I used stewed tomatoes, added fresh celery and extra garlic, only cause you can never have enough garlic IMHO."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

"I made this for dinner today and it was a hit with the whole family! I took the advice from the other comments and added more seasonings, I used 1 tsp of oregano, 1 tsp of basil, I also used diced tomatoes with green chillies and added 1 15oz can of tomato sauce. I cut up the chicken the night before and browned them up, also I cut up the veggies too, so it was ready to go in the crockpot, all I had to do was toss in and go. Bonus I have extra sauce left over that I can make in to a stew."

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"My family LOVED this recipe!!!! I "tripled" the sauce though and added even a little more of the seasoning. My family LOVES the sauce!!! GREAT recipe!!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"Not bad - actually pretty yummy. But I would definitely add more spices! I already used a heaping 1/2 tsp oregano and heaping 1/4 tsp basil - but I would probably double both of those or maybe add something like Italian seasoning...something! Just needed something a little more. I considered another can of tomatoes too, but my boyfriend nixed that idea :P Overall, good though!"

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"It was a good dish but needs more seasoning then it calls for."

Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"Delicious!!!! Will definately make this again, it will become one of my staple meals."

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"This Recipe is AMAZING my family loved this one. I will make it again. So simple and easy a must try for anyone.


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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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