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Recipe – Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

This Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore is one of my favourite recipes to make for a mid-week dinner. It’s so easy to put together. A little bit of chopping and slicing, a bit of browning and then load it all into the slow cooker. Leave it to do its thing for five hours and you will be rewarded with a hugely comforting dinner. 

More often than not I serve this with baby roast potatoes and fine beans, but rice or pasta are a good option too. It also makes for fantastic leftovers the next day, mopped up with a big chunk of bread and butter. Delicious.

So, if you are stuck for ideas for a mid week meal then you can’t go far wrong with this slow cooker chicken cacciatore.

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore



Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Serves 4
A perfect mid week dinner option.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
4 hr
  1. 8 chicken thighs
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1 red pepper, sliced
  5. 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  6. 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  7. 1 500g carton / bottle passata
  8. 1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
  9. 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine
  10. 1 tsp dried basil
  11. 1 tsp dried oregano
  12. 1/2 cup pitted black olives
  13. 150g sliced chestnut mushrooms
  14. small handful of fresh flat leaf parsley (optional)
  1. Season chicken thighs with salt & pepper and brown in a frying pan until skin is golden brown
  2. Put onion into the slow cooker
  3. Place chicken thighs on top of the onion
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients with the exception of the olives and mushrooms
  5. Give everything a stir, put lid on slow cooker and cook on high for 4 1/2 hours or low for 8 hours
  6. Add the olives and sliced mushrooms, stir and cook for an additional 30 minutes - if the sauce is too thin for your liking then cook with the lid of the slow cooker removed.
  7. Season to taste, add a handful of fresh flat leaf parsley (optional), and serve with pasta, rice or roasted new potatoes, and vegetables of your choice.
  1. Freezes well
  2. If I have any leftovers I often add some chicken stock (about 1 ltr), some small pasta such as macaroni or fagioli for a quick and tasty lunchtime soup
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1 Comment

  1. 28th April 2017 / 7:21 am

    Sounds really tasty Catherine. I’m quite tempted to invest in a slow cooker.

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