Chicken cacciatore is a delicious dish and wonderful for a weeknight meal. Usually, it is done in a skillet. But, this recipe offers a slow cooker option. Follow along to see how this recipe was made for you and your family.
If you do not know what chicken cacciatore is, it is an Italian dish. It originated somewhere in central Italy in the Renaissance period (1450-1600). It is also called Hunter’s chicken. Cacciatore means hunter in Italian.
What ingredients are needed for Chicken Cacciatore?
A nonstick spray for slow cooker bottom
1.5 pound and a half of chicken thighs boneless skinless
2 cups of tomato sauce
One cup of water
Half a teaspoon of salt
¼ tsp of coarse pepper
⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
A teaspoon of granulated garlic
3.8 ounce sliced right olives black
3 peppers sliced
1 onion sliced
2 carrots sliced
1 tablespoon of dried parsley
Half a tablespoon of dried basil
Did you know there was a Chicken Cacciatore day?
How to make Chicken Cacciatore in a slow cooker recipe?
Prep and cut all the vegetables. Cut the 3 peppers into slices. The thinner you cut the slices, the quicker it will soften. Slice the onions. Cut two carrots into strips.
Spray the slow cooker with nonstick spray to help the chicken cacciatore not stick during the cooking process.
Then, add the tomato sauce first. Add parsley, basil, salt, pepper, and granulated garlic. If you want it a little spicy, add ⅛ tsp of red pepper flakes.
Add veggies, carrots, onions, peppers, and olives to the top of the tomato sauce. Stir the food into the sauce. Add 1 cup of water if it looks too dry.
Lay the chicken thighs on top of the tomato sauce mix and press down into the sauce. Make sure the chicken thighs are covered with a little bit of tomato sauce.
Add the lid and cook in a slow cooker for 6 hours on low. Keep an eye on it to make sure it does not burn. Stirring every hour or so works just fine.
Twenty minutes before it finishes, cook the gluten free (or regular) pasta or rice. Set aside.
After the slow cooker is finished, take it out and serve it on a bed of gluten-free pasta or rice if you want.
Well, there you have it. It is super easy to make and super delicious! Try it for yourself and see. Below is the image after it was cooked.
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