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Chicken Cacciatore
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins
This Crock pot Chicken Cacciatore is a wonderful rustic Italian chicken dish chock full of vegetables, a thick, rich tomato based sauce and pieces of chicken all simmered together. The end result is a deliciously healthy yet decadent dish that the entire family will love.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 270 kcal
  • 6-8 chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 red or green pepper
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 2 cups chopped zucchini
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 28 oz stewed tomatoes ( I use diced, you can use whole)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp red wine (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chicken stock granules
  1. Combine everything but the chicken pieces in the slow cooker.

  2. Give it a taste. Want more red wine? Add more now. More stock for a salty taste? Go right ahead. Sample it now before you contaminate it with chicken. 

  3. Place the chicken thighs on top, then press them into the middle of the sauce, making sure they are covered, but it's better that they don't touch the bottom and cook right in the middle. Then cover and cook! 

  4. This took 4 hours in the slow cooker on high and will take all day (7-8 hours) in the slow cooker on low. This is the perfect meal to start in the morning when you head to work.

  5. Serve over rice or pasta.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values will vary depending on ingredients used.


If you leave out the sugar this recipe rings in at 13 grams of NET carbs per serving, making it a healthy low carb choice.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Cacciatore
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 674mg 28%
Potassium 933mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 11g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 71.4%
Vitamin C 38.4%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.