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Weekday Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken cooked “cacciatore” means a dish prepared “hunter-style” with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and seasonings. We add a touch of white wine to make ours northern Italian-style. —Lisa Bynum, Brandon, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 chicken leg quarters
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • Fresh oregano and grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides.
  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine sauce ingredients; arrange chicken over sauce. Cook, covered, on low until chicken and vegetables are tender, 4-6 hours. If desired, top with fresh oregano and grated Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken leg quarter with 1-1/3 cups sauce: 391 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 849mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 33g protein.

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  • andrea7568
    Jan 4, 2020

    To the ones who complained about the pasta....common sense must be used. Make the pasta! No need to give this recipe a lower rating because of the pasta,,,,use your brains!!

  • tready2
    Dec 21, 2019

    Your recipe neglects to feature the Pasta.......

  • Marilyn
    Aug 15, 2019

    My husband raved about this chicken dish! I was so pleased to cook something he really liked. He's not a picky eater and usually says all my meals (well, almost all) are very good but this was special and sooo easy. Definite keeper for us.

  • Linda
    Aug 14, 2019

    Am making now for dinner. Having over pasta. Smells wonderful.

  • Kat
    Aug 14, 2019

    I love this version chicken cacciatore

  • jwjjr
    Aug 14, 2019

    No mention of the pictured pasta. Who left that out?

  • Janet
    Aug 14, 2019

    Easy to prepare; kids and hubby loved it.