Chicken cacciatore is a classic Italian dish. This easy slow cooker version is paleo and whole30 but not lacking in flavor.
There are many different versions of chicken cacciatore both in Italy & America. This is mine and it’s very easy. It’s a true slow cooker recipe where you throw everything in the slow cooker, stir, and let it cook. For the chicken you can use breasts or thighs. Personally, I like to use thighs; either boneless or bone-in. Heck you can even use legs if you want.
I used a combination of diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. You can double up on diced tomatoes or even used crushed tomatoes. Use what you have! In the past, I have added low-sodium chicken broth but I’m not listing it as an actual ingredient because it didn’t change the taste of the dish at all.
It might not look like there’s enough sauce when the food starts cooking but trust me, there is! See the before & after pics for proof.Print
- 3 lbs chicken breast or thighs
- 1 onion, sliced
- 15 ounces crushed or diced tomatoes
- 15 ounces tomato sauce
- 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- 4 ounces olives
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 1/2 tsp basil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Add all ingredients to the slow cooker.
- Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6
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.
What to serve this with? Depends on your dietary restrictions of course. Over zoodles, mashed or riced cauliflower, with potatoes, mashed potatoes, couscous, pasta, etc. I like to serve mine over zoodles.