There is nothing better than the sweet aroma of bell peppers and tomatoes simmering slowly all day in this Chicken Cacciatore dish. Serve this over your favorite pasta, spaghetti squash, rice or polenta and enjoy!
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4.65 from 14 votes

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
This family friendly Italian classic dish Chicken Cacciatore is made in the slow cooker for a convenient weeknight dinner!

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs (with the bone, skin removed)
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (Tuttorosso my favorite!)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (sliced into strips)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (sliced into strips)
  • 1/2 large onion (sliced)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs such as basil or parsley for topping

Instructions

Quick method:

  • Season chicken with salt and black pepper and place in the slow cooker.
  • Pour tomatoes over the chicken, top with onions and peppers, add oregano, bay leaf, salt and pepper, give it a quick stir and cover.
  • Set crock pot to LOW 8 hours or HIGH 4 hours.
  • When the timer beeps, remove lid and keep the crock pot on HIGH one hour to help it thicken.

Better method but requires more prep:

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high, lightly spray with oil (I use my Misto) and brown chicken on both sides a few minutes, season with salt and pepper. Add to the slow cooker.
  • To the skillet, spray with a little more oil and add onions and peppers. Sauté until juices release and the vegetables become golden, a few minutes.Add to the slow cooker. Pour tomatoes over the chicken and vegetables, add oregano, bay leaf, salt and pepper, give it a quick stir and cover.
  • Set crock pot to LOW 8 hours or HIGH 4 hours. Remove bay leaf, adjust salt and pepper and enjoy!
  • * Pasta not included in nutritional info.

Nutrition

Serving: 1thigh, 1/2 cup sauce, veggies, Calories: 126.2kcal, Carbohydrates: 9.2g, Protein: 13.9g, Fat: 2.8g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 271.6mg, Fiber: 0.6g, Sugar: 4.1g
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 4