Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe:– There are some really great meals. These foods are not only tasty and comforting (a must!), but they also bring people together in a useful way. One of those recipes is this Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore. This recipe brings back happy memories for me and is simple enough to make for a healthy dinner during the week. It’s also fancy enough to serve at a dinner party.

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

When we first moved to Milwaukee, I made this dish for some new friends. We had just moved to the area and were having a hard time making friends. I reached out to two college friends, thinking that if I offered them a crock pot full of Italian food, they might be interested in becoming friends with me.

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About Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore is an old Italian dish that you should try if you haven’t already. As the word “hunter” in Italian, “cacciatore,” making something alla cacciatora means making a meal “hunter style.”

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Cabbage sauce has spices, tomatoes, onions, and sometimes bell peppers. Mushrooms and wine (red or white) are also often used.

“Hunter’s stew” is the perfect meal for a casual dinner, whether you’re at home with friends or having a busy evening. If you’re not already making Crockpot Meatballs, you should.

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It makes you feel warm and cozy, and its classic, simple Italian flavor makes it easy for everyone to enjoy, even choosy eaters.

 

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About This Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Italian chicken cacciatore is cooked slowly on the pan with a mix of chicken parts.

I chose a healthy chicken cacciatore slow cooker method because I wanted this recipe to be as hands-off as possible. In the crock pot, chicken cacciatore gets the same softness and depth of flavor as when it is cooked slowly, but it is easier to make.

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Do you want to make this recipe on the stove instead? If so, try my simple Chicken Cacciatore recipe.

 

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The Ingredients

  • It’s chicken. I chose a chicken cacciatore without bones and skinless chicken breasts. You could use chicken legs without bones or chicken pieces with bones, but the cooking time would need to be longer. If you use chicken with the bones still in it, take off the skin first so it doesn’t get soggy.
  • Having garlic. To add richness and a classic Italian taste.
  • Vinegar with balsamic. To make it brighter and more even. Do not skip it.
  • Tomatoes broken up. A quick and easy way to make the sauce’s base.
  • Fruits and vegetables. To make this simple chicken cacciatore healthy, I added a lot of vegetables, like bell pepper, mushrooms, and onion.
  • Mushrooms can be left out if you don’t like them or if someone in your house doesn’t.
  • Seasoning for pasta. This spice mix is great because it lets me add a lot of different Italian herbs and spices with just one scoop.
  • To Give. When I eat chicken cacciatore, I like it best with whole wheat noodles and fresh parsley on top. Here are some more tasty ideas.

 

The Directions

  • Spice up the chicken and cook it on both sides in a pan.
  • Put in the vinegar, onion, and garlic, and cook until the food smells good. Put everything in the slow cooker with the fat from the pan.
  • Put in the veggies and seasonings. Get the chicken to 165 degrees F, then take it out of the oven.
  • Now you can cut the chicken up or shred it however you like.
  • Allow the sauce to thicken in the crockpot while it is left open. Add the vinegar and the chicken you saved, and then season to taste. Have fun!

 

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How do you Thicken Chicken Cacciatore?

  • As a tip, I take the chicken meat out of my chicken cacciatore and let the sauce boil in the slow cooker on high without the lid on. The tastes will get better after about an hour, and the sauce will get thicker.
  • To make the sauce thicker, you could also mix cornstarch with water. Take the chicken out of the pan and mix 1 tablespoon of flour, 1 tablespoon of water, and 1 tablespoon of your sauce in a bowl. Then, add this to the slow cooker and stir it around. Let it cook on low heat until it gets thick.

 

What is Traditionally Served with Chicken Cacciatore?

While this dish can be served as is, here are some ideas for what sides go with chicken cacciatore:

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  • Eat rice or pasta. This dish tastes great on top of brown rice, whole wheat pasta noodles, or
  • Crockpot spaghetti squash noodles. It tastes great on top of this Creamy Polenta with Zucchini and Tomatoes recipe as well.
  • Fruit salad. With a simple salad like this Caesar Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Crispy Chickpea
  • Croutons, the tastes of the food can really stand out.
  • Food. Bread. Use Crock Pot Bread or a loaf from your favorite bakery to soak up the tasty sauce.

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  • JASMINE GOMEZ

    Jasmine Gomez is the Wishes Editor at Birthday Stock, where she cover the best wishes, quotes across family, friends and more. When she's not writing for a living, she enjoys karaoke and dining out more than she cares to admit. Who we are and how we work. We currently have seven trained editors working in our office to produce top-notch content that you can rely on. All articles are published according to the four-eyes principle: After completion of the raw version, the texts are checked by (at least) one other editor for orthographic and content accuracy.

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