Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

This week’s post is by Christine Luken.

I absolutely adore pasta dishes, but my favorite by far is Chicken Cacciatore.  It’s not something that’s easily found in restaurants in the Greater Cincinnati area.  In fact, there’s only one place in town that I know of that carries this delightful Italian dish.  My family is originally from upstate New York, which is rich in Italian heritage.  You can always find great pizza and usually cacciatore at most of the local family-owned restaurants in that part of the country.

So, I’ve been on a quest most of my adult life to recreate the awesome Chicken Cacciatore I used to eat so often growing up.  And I have finally come up with the perfect recipe, made in the crock pot.  Chicken Cacciatore is usually made with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers.  My hubby’s not a huge pepper fan, so I subbed in artichokes which we both love!  So, if you’d rather have the peppers, then omit the artichokes and add in one chopped bell pepper instead.

 And I am excited that I’ve discovered a gluten-free pasta that tastes amazing and doesn’t get sticky or clumpy.  I found it at my new favorite store, Aldi!  Their “Live G-Free” brand is very reasonably priced and everything I’ve tried from the line so far has been good.  (My hubby especially likes the Live G-Free chocolate chip cookie mix.)  If you’re keeping an eye on your carb intake, mix half past and half zucchini noodles, which is what I usually do with my pasta dishes.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

 

  • 1 – 15 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 2 – 14 oz. cans of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 – 14 oz. can of artichokes, drained and roughly chopped
  • 8 oz. fresh baby bella mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced (optional)
  • 2 Tbs. red wine
  • 1 Chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 3 frozen boneless chicken breasts
  • Pinch of sea salt

 

Place all ingredients in the crock pot and stir to combine.  Cook 4 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low.  Serve over pasta or zucchini noodles.  Pairs well with a nice Merlot or Cabernet!

 

 

Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    This is one of my favorite meals in the entire world! Yours looks delicious!

  2. Melissa says:

    I love anything from the Crockpot! What a great invention for Moms! Recipe looks delicious!

  3. Debbie L. says:

    This looks delicious! I pinned to my Chicken Board and my Crock Pot Board. I will be making this soon!

  4. Rosey says:

    I like that you’ve incorporated artichokes into the recipe. That’s a treat for me, since no one here likes them but me. :(

  5. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    I can’t wait to try this. Always happy to get a new crockpot recipe!

  6. becca says:

    Yummy!! I love anything I can cook in my slow cooker.

  7. You had me at crock-pot. I love an easy meal and this looks yummy

  8. i order this at restaurants but never thought about making it at home. This is so easy to do. We use the crockpot every week

  9. Taralyn says:

    My crockpot has been a lifesaver lately! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. I have not had chicken caccitore in years. My mom used to make it all the time when I was a kid. I so need to make this

  11. Liz Mays says:

    I need to make this. I’m a huge fan of pasta and this would be so tender! I’d definitely include the peppers though.

  12. I love slow cooker recipes! This looks delish- thanks for sharing!

  13. Courtney says:

    YUM! This sounds like a really simple, budget-friendly meal that looks delish!

  14. I was just looking for a crock pot dish to have ready for a babysitter. This sound likes the perfect choice as kids get veggies too.

  15. Carol Bryant says:

    Now this looks like something yummy that I don’t have to worry about. Mmm~!

  16. WendysHat says:

    Wow! Sounds so good for you too and in the crockpot. Bonus!

  17. Looks so yummy! I think I need to run out and buy myself a crockpot.

  18. Lorane says:

    I’ve always loved a good Chicken Cacciatore … the Crock Pot is a life saver! You can literally do everything and still have a great meal at the end of the day. Greatest invention

  19. Krystal says:

    I love any excuse to break out the crock pot! I love this recipe and need to try it asap!

  20. Debi says:

    I love anything I canmake in my slow cooker. I haven’t have chicken cacciatire in forever

  21. Victoria says:

    This sounds and looks very delicious. I am always looking for new crock pot recipes.

  22. censie says:

    Pu this on our meal plan for next week! Looks great!