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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore ~ Classic Italian American dish of chicken, onions, peppers, and mushrooms in an herbed tomato sauce.Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore ~ The Complete Savorist

 This is one of those dishes that Mom2 made when I was growing up.  But then the dish just kind of disappeared off her rotation of meals.  I’ve noticed the same thing has happened in my own kitchen.  But when I had my surgery and I started looking for low-carb, high protein, and FULL flavor meals, this one popped into my head.  I tried to remember what she put in the dish.  I gave her call, I took to my cookbook library, and searched the internet.
Putting together what I discovered, trial and error, and several attempts to get the flavor I was craving, this is what I have come up with.  I cooked this in the slow cooker, but it can be made in a large skillet or  Dutch oven.  It’s great either way.I have prepared this recipe with both boneless/skinless thighs and bone-in/skin-on thighs.  It tastes great either way, so it’s truly your call.  For this cooking I used BL/SL thighs. The salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes are all to taste.  You can add S/P and know in a few stirs if you like it, but the red pepper takes a bit more time to show up, start with a smaller amount and continue to add a bit at a time until it is where you like it.  Unless you love heat, then go for it. I love serving this over rice, but the is no wrong way to eat this simple yet delicious dish.

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore ~ The Complete SavoristSlow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore ~ The Complete Savorist

Chicken Cacciatore

Author: Michelle De La Cerda


  • 1 large pack of chicken thighs (abt 9 thighs)
  • 1 large (2 medium) green bell pepper; sliced
  • 1 large (2 medium) red bell pepper; sliced
  • 1 large onion; sliced
  • 2-14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic +/-
  • 4 oz chicken broth
  • Salt and Pepper to taste (about 1/4 tsp or more)
  • Red Pepper Flakes to taste (about 1 tsp)


Slow Cooker

  1. Add all ingredients and stir, set to low and cover.
  2. Check after heating through (3 hours) to taste for salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Cook 6 or so hours on low.

Thank you for sharing!

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    Chris Bucciantini
    February 10, 2016 at 12:06 pm


    It sounds great, but what size cans of diced tomatoes do you use?



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