Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

An Italian classic. Thanks to the slow cooker, Chicken Cacciatore can greet you warmly when you come home from work!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 45 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb), skin removed
1/3
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
medium green bell pepper
2
medium onions
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1
jar (4.5 oz) Green Giant™ sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Coat chicken with flour. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 15 to 20 minutes or until brown on all sides; drain.
  • 2 Cut bell pepper and onions crosswise in half; cut each half into fourths.
  • 3 In 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker, place half of the chicken pieces. Mix bell pepper, onions and remaining ingredients except cheese; spoon half of mixture over chicken. Add remaining chicken; top with remaining vegetable mixture.
  • 4 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and legs). Serve with cheese.

    Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.

Expert Tips

(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)

Serve this Italian classic over hot cooked fettuccine.

Pronounced “kah-chuh-TOR-ee,” cacciatore is Italian for “hunter” and represents food prepared “hunter style” with onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and herbs. This recipe version is made easy with the use of the slow cooker.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
215
(
Calories from Fat
65 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
7 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
80 mg
80 %;
Sodium
450 mg
450 %;
Total Carbohydrate
12 g
12 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
28 g
28 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
24%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.