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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 45 min
  • Servings 6
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An Italian classic. Thanks to the slow cooker, Chicken Cacciatore can greet you warmly when you come home from work!
Created Oct 25, 2012
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  • 1 cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lbs/1.5 to 1.75 kg)
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10 oz/284 mL) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1
    Coat chicken with flour. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 15 to 20 minutes or until brown on all sides; drain.
  • 2
    Cut bell pepper and onions crosswise in half; cut each half into fourths.
  • 3
    In 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker, place half of the chicken pieces. Mix bell pepper, onions and remaining ingredients except cheese; spoon half of mixture over chicken. Add remaining chicken; top with remaining vegetable mixture.
  • 4
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170ºF for breasts; 180ºF for thighs and legs). Serve with cheese.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer's directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature. Total time will vary with appliance and setting.
  • Tip 2
    Serve With: Serve this Italian classic over hot cooked fettuccine.
  • Tip 3
    Did You Know? : Pronounced "kah-chuh-TOR-ee", cacciatore is Italian for "hunter style" with onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and herbs. This recipe version is made easy with the use of the slow cooker.

Nutrition Information

215 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 28g Protein, 12g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 6 Servings
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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