Chicken Cacciatore may not be a traditional slow cooker dish, but this adapted version is not only delicious but easy to make and perfect for a simple family meal!
Chicken Cacciatore is a hearty, traditional Italian meal that originated in Tuscany. Loving hands prepared it by slow-roasting meat the hunters brought home (“Cacciatore” literally means “hunter.”) and then adding veggies such as tomatoes, onions, and peppers to the dish.
Making Chicken Cacciatore in a slow cooker may not be as authentic as Tuscan-style, but it certainly holds its own. With this recipe, you can have a quick and easy meal on the table that’s also healthy and delicious.
Chicken Cacciatore is a versatile dish that can be adjusted to meet whatever your family’s diatery needs are. It’s low in sugar and can be served over polenta to remain a low-carb meal. It can also be served over rice or pasta for those who’s diets are a bit more forgiving. You can also use low-sodium tomatoes and salt-free seasonings to make it heart healthy
Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Chicken Cacciatore In The Slow Cooker:
- baby potatoes
- chicken thighs
- herb and garlic seasoning
- red bell pepper
- yellow onion
- minced garlic
- black olives
- tomato puree
- chicken broth
- tapioca flour
Use chicken thighs, as chicken breasts will make it less juicy.
Substitute low-sodium tomatoes and salt-free herb seasoning if needed.
How To Make Chicken Cacciatore In A Slow Cooker…
Add baby potatoes to the slow cooker and top with chicken thighs
Sprinkle with seasoning
Add pepper, onion, garlic and olives
Stir together tomato and broth
Whisk tapioca flour into 2 tablespoons water until smooth then whisk into tomato mixture
Pour over contents of slow cooker, cover, and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8
A tossed green salad is the perfect side dish for Chicken Cacciatore.
Mix it up by serving Chicken Cacciatore different ways: with rice, pasta, or polenta.
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
- Add baby potatoes to the slow cooker and top with chicken thighs
- Sprinkle with seasoning
- Add pepper, onion, garlic and olives
- Stir together tomato and broth
- Whisk tapioca flour into 2 tablespoons water until smooth then whisk into tomato mixture
- Pour over contents of slow cooker, cover, and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8
- Use reduced sodium tomatoes / salt free herb and garlic seasoning if desired
- Serve over pasta if desired
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