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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

slow cooker chicken cacciatore Entree Italian
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 45 min
  • Servings 6

An Italian classic. Thanks to the slow cooker, Chicken Cacciatore can greet you warmly when you come home from work!


  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Serve With: Serve this Italian classic over hot cooked fettuccine.
  • 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 Facts

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

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