Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

485 Reviews 14 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    9 h
  • Ready In

    9 h 15 m
Recipe by  Rosie

“Easy slow cooker chicken cacciatore. Serve over angel hair pasta. 'Cacciatore' is Italian for 'hunter', and this American-Italian term refers to food prepared 'hunter style,' with mushrooms and onions. Avanti!”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Put the chicken in the slow cooker. Top with the spaghetti sauce, green bell peppers, mushrooms, onion, and garlic.
  2. Cover, and cook on Low for 7 to 9 hours.

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OMIGOSH THIS IS SO GOOD! YOU HAVE TO TRY MY VERSION! SOOOO MUCH FLAVOR AND NOT RUNNY AT ALL!!!!!! My version, for more flavor: 4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts (frozen), 1/2 ( or 3/4) jar of spaghetti sauce (eye ball it) (I use Classico Cabernet Marinara with Herbs) 1 can tomato paste, 1/2 green bell pepper chopped, 1/2 diced yellow onion, fresh sliced mushrooms, 3 tablespoons fresh garlic, light-medium sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes, heavy sprinkling of oregano, light-medium spinkle of black pepper (can always add more later), and fresh basil leaves torn up. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.



I altered this recipe a bit to suit our family's tastes but the recipe still served as a wonderful basis for a great dish. I used only 3 boneless skinless breasts (whole) as we don't really care for leftover chicken, and threw them right in there frozen as I've heard other reviewers say they've done this and I wanted to try for those days when I forget to thaw. It was cooked to perfection, fork tender and juicy in approx 7 hours. How wonderful! I used whole fresh mushrooms since they're easier to pick out (hate em!) and sliced the onion into rings for those who don't like them. I am big on garlic so I added about 4 big cloves, chopped, and also added some Italian seasoning and basil. 1/4 cup of wine, a can of diced tomatoes (flavored) and a can of tomato paste and voila! excellent, excellent chicken. My hubby requested I make extra sauce for dipping and such. Will make again and again!



Using FROZEN boneless skinless chicken breasts in slow cooking will keep the chicken from turning to mush. Some newer slow cooker cookbooks warn against this, but I've cooked many chicken recipes this way and never had a problem. I've never needed to lengthen the cooking time. Be sure to double-check the chicken for doneness before serving. Great recipe!

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 261 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 23.7 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 27.1 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 590 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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