This slow cooker chicken cacciatore recipe is a healthy version of an Italian classic. It’s the perfect meal whether you’re serving your family or trying to impress a date.
This version of chicken cacciatore is very easy. I promise you though, this is not lacking in flavor. As you can see, there are only a few ingredients. For the chicken once again you can pretty much use any cut of meat. This time I used chicken breasts but in the past I have used thighs and even a whole chicken cut up (with skin-on). If you don’t want to use canned tomatoes then you can substitute approximately 5-6 whole tomatoes, diced with juices.
White wine, low-sodium broth or water? That’s really up to your personal preference. Personally I usually use water or low-sodium broth because I tend to eat paleo most meals. I suggest you use white wine if you want more of an authentic taste but really at the end of the day it’s only half a cup so it’s not a game-changer taste wise whatever you choose.
There will be a lot of juices in the slow cooker when this is done cooking. I love it. If I can suggest one thing it’s to pour some of the juices over the chicken before serving. Which brings me to what to serve this with: bread, mashed potatoes, couscous, pasta, are all great choices. Having said that, I used cauliflower rice.
- 3 lbs chicken (breast or thighs work best)
- 1 onion, sliced
- 15 ounces crushed tomatoes
- ½ C white wine, low-sodium chicken broth or water
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp basil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Add onion, crushed tomatoes, wine/broth/water, mushrooms, bell pepper and seasonings to slow cooker.
- Stir to mix well.
- Add chicken and mix again.