This family friendly Italian classic dish Chicken Cacciatore is made in the slow cooker for a convenient weeknight dinner!
Prep Time: 10 minutesmins
Cook Time: 4 hourshrs
Total Time: 4 hourshrs10 minutesmins
8chicken thighs(with the bone, skin removed)
28ozcan crushed tomatoes(Tuttorosso my favorite!)
1/2red bell pepper(sliced into strips)
1/2green bell pepper(sliced into strips)
salt and fresh pepper to taste
1/4cupfresh herbs such as basil or parsley for topping
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!