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slow cooker chicken cacciatore

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Moist, delicious and easy to make, this flavorful dish is a great comfort food to enjoy!

serves 8 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 6 Hr 40 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker chicken cacciatore

  • 2 1/2 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, or to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 c
    white onions, chopped
  • 1 c
    red peppers, chopped
  • 1 c
    poblano peppers, chopped (substitute green peppers)
  • 6 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 12 oz
    button mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • 1 1/2 c
    roma tomatoes, seeded and cubed
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 lg
    bay leaf
  • 2 c
    (16 oz.) tomato purée
  • 1 1/2 c
    (12 oz.) marinara sauce
  • 1/2 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 c
    dry red wine
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    black olives, pitted
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch (mixed with 1/2 cup cold water)

How To Make slow cooker chicken cacciatore

  • 1
    Season thighs generously on both sides with salt and pepper; set aside.
  • 2
    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil and when it gets hot, add chicken thighs, fat side down. Cook chicken for 5 minutes per side or until browned.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, add onions, red peppers, green peppers and garlic to the crock pot; stir well. Place browned thighs on top before adding mushrooms and Roma tomatoes; add seasonings.
  • 4
    Pour in tomato purée, marinara sauce, chicken broth, red wine, and balsamic vinegar; gently spread to cover all the ingredients.
  • 5
    Close the lid and set the timer for 6 hours on LOW.
  • 6
    When time is up, add black olives and stir well to combine. Set the timer on HIGH for an additional 30 minutes.
  • 7
    When the cooking time is done, add the cornstarch mixture, stir until the sauce thickens, about 30 to 45 seconds. Keep warm until ready to serve.
  • 8
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