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How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Updated on April 9, 2017

We Live in a Fast Paced World

Are you constantly on the run? Do you buy frozen foods? How many times per week do you get fast food or grab take-out meals? Are you longing for the aroma of home cooked dinners, but lack the time to prepare them? Well, look no further than your slow cooker and a veritable plethora of quick and easy recipes that don't skimp on flavor or hurt the family food budget.

4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Cacciatore on a Serving Dish
Chicken Cacciatore on a Serving Dish | Source


I love my slow cooker for many reasons. Usually, slow cooker recipes are simple and easy and once in the pot, we just get to walk away and let the magic begin. In many instances, it is inexpensive to prepare a wholesome meal which can be frozen and served again. This particular recipe is one of my all-time favorites, not only because of the flavor but also it is low cost and easy to make. I purchase chicken when it goes on sale, along with the other ingredients. Initially, this dish cost around $15.00 to make, yet it will serve 5 to 6 people, bringing the per plate cost all the way down to less than $3.00.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 8 hours
Ready in: 8 hours 20 min
Yields: Five to Six people


  • 1 Red Pepper, Thinly Sliced Strips
  • 1 Green Pepper, Thinly Sliced Strips
  • 4 - 5 Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Medium Sweet Onions, Thinly Sliced
  • 1 4 Ounce Can Sliced Mushrooms, Drained
  • 1 29 Ounce Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 14.5 Ounce Can Stewed Tomatoes
  • 4 Leafs Fresh Basil, Torn
  • 1/2 TSP Italian Seasoning
  • ! TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Place sliced onions, red and green peppers and sliced mushrooms on the bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Arrange chicken breasts on top of vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes over chicken. Season with Italian seasoning and fresh basil. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the top.
  4. Cover and set slow cooker to the low setting and the timer for 8 hours.
  5. Serve over white rice.
Thinly sliced vegetables on the bottom of the slow cooker
Thinly sliced vegetables on the bottom of the slow cooker | Source
Chicken Cacciatore Plated and served over white rice.
Chicken Cacciatore Plated and served over white rice. | Source

Shop Wisely and Save Money

As you know, to purchase skinless boneless chicken can and often is quite costly. However, our local grocery chain sells family packs of chicken breasts that have 10 individually wrapped chicken breasts for only $1.99 per pound. I end up separating the chicken and freezing them in groups of two or three. Then, whenever I want to make a chicken dish I just go to the freezer and pull out what I need.

I also visit discount grocers and buy red, green and yellow peppers at reduced prices and bulk bags of onions.


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    • pagesvoice profile imageAUTHOR

      Dennis L. Page 

      7 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      @ ChristyWrites - I appreciate you dropping into Dad's kitchen and your reply. A slow cooker is one of the best investments I made. I cook so many different dishes in my crock pot and can't imagine being without one.

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      Dennis L. Page 

      7 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      @ tillsontitan - Thanks for stopping by and your votes of confidence. This recipe is as easy as it sounds, but it is so full of flavor. It is one of my favorites.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I really do need to invest in a slow cooker! This recipe sounds amazing.

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      Mary Craig 

      7 years ago from New York

      Nice and easy! The best part is you can use if for company and they'll never know you didn't fuss. Loved this one my friend.

      Voted up, interesting and useful.

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      Dennis L. Page 

      7 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      @always exploring I appreciate you giving this a look over and your comment. I just served this again today and it is delicious, even if I do say so myself.

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      Dennis L. Page 

      7 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      @ M K Paul Thanks for stopping in and I hope you give this a try.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This look delicious..Thank you..

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      M K Paul 

      7 years ago from India

      Nice Recipe...


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