Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore recipe
I’ve been on a roll trying out new crockpot recipes and yesterday I made this Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore – another big hit! My husband especially liked it, so we’ll be adding this to our meal rotation.
3-4 chicken breasts, whole and fresh
14 ounce can of diced tomatoes (I used one with basil and oregano flavorings)
6 oz can of tomato paste
1-2 bell peppers, diced finely
I used orange and yellow peppers because green peppers have such a strong flavor
1 medium onion, diced very fine
3-4 minced garlic cloves
1 cup kalamata olives, sliced finely
If you don’t like the strong flavor of kalamata olives, leave them out. This flavor is prominent in the sauce, which we love, but you might not. The sauce will be tasty even without.
1/2 cup red wine, I used a Cabernet, but any dry wine will do
1 tsp italian seasoning
Fresh basil for garnishing
This adds SO MUCH to the flavor, if you like fresh basil – don’t leave it out!
Fresh parmesan for garnishing
Optional – If I had mushrooms, I would have thrown those into the crock, too.
HOW TO PREPARE
1.) Place chicken breast on the bottom of the slow cooker
2.) Throw all other remaining ingredients (except basil and parmesan) into the slow cooker
3.) Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Once your chicken is cooked throughout it’s ready to serve! If you want to thicken the sauce up – cook for an hour without the lid.
4.) Serve over pasta or eat like a stew.
I’d love to know what you think! Leave a comment if you give this recipe a try.