Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore with Kick

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore with Kick

It doesn’t get much better than this crock pot recipe. Easy enough to stir together while you are having morning coffee, it’s classic Italian flavors provide the ultimate comfort dinner. Just cook up broad noodles when you get home.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs
  • or
  • 8 bone-in chicken drumsticks
  • or
  • 4 bone-in chicken breasts
  • 28 oz (795 g) canned diced plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cornstarch
  • 4 cloves garlic, large, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) basil, dried
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) thyme, dried
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) rosemary, dried
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) hot red chili pepper flakes, (optional)
  • 1 green pepper(s), coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) black olives, small
  • 2 cups (500 mL) white button mushrooms, quartered

Instructions

  1. Pull all the skin from the chicken and trim away any fat. Pour ¼ cup (60 ml) juice from the can of tomatoes into a small bowl. Stir in the cornstarch until dissolved, then pour into a slow cooker and turn to high.

  2. Drain off and discard the remaining juice from tomatoes, then pour the diced tomatoes into the slow cooker. If using whole tomatoes, however, coarsely chop and then spoon chopped tomatoes, but not the juice, into the cooker. Stir to coat with cornstarch mixture. Add garlic and seasonings. Cover while you chop pepper and remove pits from olives. Then stir both in.

  3. Tuck the chicken into the sauce, bone side up. Cover and cook on high 3 hours or medium for 6 hours.

  4. Stir in the mushrooms and continue cooking 30 minutes or until chicken and mushrooms are done as you like. Before spooning out be sure stir the mixture well, bringing up the thickened cacciatore from the bottom of the dish. Marvelous served over pasta. Refrigerated, mixture will keep well at least 3 days.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 465 g serving Amount
  • Calories 290
  • Protein 26 g
  • Fat 10 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Carbohydrate 25 g
  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sugar 9 g
  • Cholesterol 95 mg
  • Sodium 860 mg
  • Per 465 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 14
  • Calcium 10
  • Iron 25
  • Vitamin A 40
  • Vitamin C 130
  • Vitamin B6 32
  • Vitamin B12 21
  • Folate 11
  • Magnesium 16
  • Zinc 29

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