CHICKEN CACCIATORE

Susan Din

By
@spatdi

This chicken cooks with peppers, onions tomatoes and mushrooms and is delicious served over pasta or rice. So comforting and satisfying, this dish can be cooked in a crockpot, but if you don't have one, a dutch oven will work just as well.


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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
4 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

SEASON CHICKEN, DREDGE IN FLOUR AND BROWN IN LARGE SKILLET, OR DUTCH OVEN. REMOVE TO A PLATE(DUTCH OVEN METHOD) OR PLACE IN CROCK POT.

8-10
pieces-chicken thighs, and/or legs
1/2-1 c
all purpose flour
salt
pepper
3 Tbsp
olive oil

ADD TO PAN, AND STIR COOKING 1-2 MINUTES

1 medium
onion, sliced
2-3 medium
bell peppers, red/green/yellow, sliced into strips
8 oz
fresh mushrooms, thick sliced or quartered
3-4 clove
garlic-minced, equivilent to 1 tbsp

DEGLAZE PAN - ADD AND SCRAPE UP ANY BITS ON THE PAN, POUR OVER CHICKEN IN CROCK POT/ADD CHICKEN BACK IN TO DUTCH OVEN

1/4 c
red wine(optional) or chicken broth

ADD REMAINING INGREDIENTS TO CROCK POT/DUTCH OVEN OVER CHICKEN. COVER AND COOK 4 HRS ON HIGH/6-8 HRS ON LOW. USE HEAVY LID ON DUTCH OVEN AND BAKE AT 325 3-4 HOURS.

1
bay leaf
1/2 tsp
oregano, dried
26 oz
tomatoes, crushed, canned-or 2 smaller cans whole plum tomatoes, broken up with your hands. you can drain the juice first, if you want less liquid in the finished product.
2 Tbsp
sugar
8-10
fresh basil leaves
1/2-1 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
pepper

ADJUST SEASONING/SALT AND PEPPER. SERVE OVER PASTA OR RICE

Step-By-Step

Step 1 Direction Photo

1Season Chicken with salt and pepper, dredge in flour-patting off excess flour. In a large skillet or the dutch oven, Heat oil over medium high and brown the chicken on both sides, removing to a plate(for dutch oven) or to the crock pot.

Step 2 Direction Photo

2Add all the veg to the same pan, and cook stirring for 1-2 minutes.

3Deglaze with wine or broth, stirring to bring up any bits stuck on the pan. Pour over the chicken in the crock pot. For dutch oven, add chicken back in.

4Add remaining ingredients over the chicken/veg mix.

In crock pot, cover and cook on low 6-8 hours, or 4 hours on high.

In dutch oven, cover with heavy/tight lid and bake at 325 for 3-4 hours.

Serve over cooked pasta or rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: For Kids