Contest-Winning Chicken Cacciatore
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
- 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
- 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up and skin removed
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 to 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained, or 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1/4 cup white wine or water
- Hot cooked pasta
- Place onions in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the chicken, seasonings, tomatoes, tomato sauce, mushrooms and wine.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender. Discard bay leaf. Serve chicken with sauce over pasta.
Nutrition Facts1 serving (calculated without pasta): 207 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 787mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable.
Mar 21, 2019
This was ok, but I thought it needed more flavor and would have liked the sauce to be thicker.
Feb 25, 2019
I am not sure why this was Award Winning Chicken Cacciatore. The sauce had no flavor and it was like water no taste of tomatoe. I will not make this again. I think someone should check to make sure that the recipe is correct. No stars from me.
Feb 13, 2018
This sounded good. Different from the one I use (got it from an Italian family). Sooo disappointed. Too watery, even for a marina sauce. I even added some thickener - no luck. Will go back to my other recipe.
Dec 22, 2017
Ahh, I'm seeing the problem here. Too much liquid in a crock pot that can't boil off. Eliminate the tomato sauce and use tomato paste.
Nov 9, 2017
I followed this recipe exactly as stated. It was tasteless. I was excited to try this "contest winning" recipe as it has all the ingredients that we love, but was very disappointed. It would be an easy fix I suppose, adding more amounts of these seasonings, possibly adding chicken stock or chili powder. Don't think its worth it though.
Oct 31, 2017
I thought this recipe sounded good. I had all the ingredients on hand so loaded the crock-pot. We thought this had good flavor. Of course the chicken dark meat was much more flavorful than the white meat. My only complaints are too much sauce for the amount of chicken AND the sauce was very thin and watery. Next time I make this I'll thicken the sauce at the end of cooking.
Jun 30, 2017
We've fixed this many times and the flavors really come together here!!
Mar 5, 2017
Found this recipe bland with a watery sauce. Will not use it again
Jul 20, 2016
We did use Rotel tomatoes with chilies and added sliced carrots too.
Jun 24, 2016
Being that I never plan early in the morning for me to use a crock pot, I decided to make this recipe this afternoon anyway. I browned boneless chicken breast in my braiser. Added the onions and garlic till soften. Then added all the rest of the ingredients. Simmered the whole thing for about an hour. Removed the chicken and tossed in cooked angel hair pasta and tossed it all together. Put the chicken back on top and took the whole pan to the table. You would of thought I was chef Mario. Raves from everyone. They just loved it. THANK YOU FOR A GREAT RECIPE. They are already asking for it again. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we did.