CHICKEN CACCIATORE

3
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make CHICKEN CACCIATORE

Step-by-Step

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

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About CHICKEN CACCIATORE

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



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