Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

4.50 from 12 votes

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe – Let’s face it, we all eat at those fast food restaurants because we just don’t have time, or don’t feel like making dinner.  What if I were to tell you that for around $10.00 you can make dinner for a family of 4 with minimal prep and maximum flavor?  If I peaked your interest, read on while I tell you about this Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe.

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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For those of you that have read my past posts, you know that I am currently in a love affair with my crock pot.  Partly because of the ease of prep but mainly because dinner is ready when I walk through the door.

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So while I was at the store the other day, I noticed that whole chicken legs and thighs were on sale.  I was able to pick up 5 pounds of chicken for a little over $4.00.  How could I pass that deal up?  I knew that I could use 3 pounds of it for one meal and still have enough left to use for another meal.

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As I stood in the store it was a no brainer that I was going to buy the chicken, but I wasn’t sure what to do with it.  Although I love chicken, sometimes it can get boring and repetitive.  Then a flashback hit me.  When I was growing up, my mom would make a wonderful chicken cacciatore, or as I called it as a kid kitchen cacciatore.  With a little thought and a few additional ingredients from the pantry, I was able to put together this Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe.  Prep time was low, only having to chop up an onion and green pepper, everything else gets dumped into a bowl, mixed together and dumped on top of the chicken.  It really couldn’t be any easier.  So, if you have 5 minutes in the morning, you can have a wonderful meal in the evening.  Go ahead and start a love affair with your crock pot and give this recipe a try. Enjoy! -Scott

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

4.50 from 12 votes
From Food Network
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


  • 3 lbs cut up skinless chicken, would recommend chicken with bone for more flavor
  • 1 large onion cut thinly
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 4 Tbs minced garlic
  • 2 6 oz cans tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp crush red pepper flakes


  • On the bottom of the crock pot place onions
  • Put cut up chicken on top of onions
  • In a mixing bowl put all remaining ingredients, blend until incorporated and put on top of the chicken
  • Cook on high for at least 4 hours or on low for about 7-8 hours
  • Serve with rice or with a pasta and vegetable of choice


Calories: 555kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 36g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 122mg, Sodium: 1451mg, Potassium: 1180mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 1259IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 82mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Italian
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. I love that the recipe is so easy – blend, pour, forget about it. I’ve never actually cooked bone in chicken in a slow cooker before. Sounds like a great idea.

  2. I love meals that are ready when I get home from work!! If I can remember to put everything in the slow cooker before I leave, that is 😉