slow cooker chicken cacciatore (hunter's stew)

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By Donna Graffagnino
from Bayou Country, LA

The easiest Chicken Cacciatore yet! Throw it in the Crock-Pot and run all day to come home to the savory smells coming from your kitchen. Spice it up to your liking.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker chicken cacciatore (hunter's stew)

  • 3-4 lb
    boneless/skinless thighs or breasts
  • 1 lg
    onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 lg
    bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c
    medium brown roux ~or~ 2 pkts mccormick's brown gravy mix
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 1 tsp
    oregano or italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried chives (optional)
  • 2 can
    (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 can
    (15 oz) diced or stewed tomatoes (optional)
  • 1 can
    10.5 oz v-8 juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 c
    chicken broth or stock
  • 1/2 c
    red or burgundy wine
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil
  • 12 oz
    fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1+ tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

How To Make slow cooker chicken cacciatore (hunter's stew)

  • 1
    Place sliced onions and bell peppers on the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle with seasonings. Slice chicken into strips or cut into large dices or leave whole as you choose. I like to leave my pieces whole.
  • 2
    Place chicken on top of the onions and peppers. Stir together remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. (I normally use the McCormick's brown gravy mix.)
  • 3
    Cook on low 7-9 hours or high 3-4 hours. Sprinkle with grated parmesan if desired and serve over pasta or rice, with a salad on the side and crusty french bread.

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