Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore is the perfect one pot meal that cooks itself while you’re away and you get to come home to the delicious aromas from a comforting, slow cooked meal.
Chicken cacciatore is hunter chicken (cacciatore meaning hunter). A comforting and hearty dish that will require fare la scarpetta (make the little shoe) which refers to the little pieces of bread used to mop up the sauce (the best part). You didn’t know that mopping you do at the end of a meal had a fancy Italian name, did you?
With meaty mushrooms, onions and capers, bring so much flavor and texture to chicken breasts all cooked in a tomato sauce.
Why leave the skin on?
It’s like a little jacket for the meat and keeps it moist while it cooks, you can just remove it before serving. Bone-in because the bones give extra chicken flavor to the sauce and they can hold up to the long cooking time.
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- 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 3/4 cup dry white wine
- 8 ounces mushrooms of your choice, chopped
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated
- 3 tablespoons capers, drained
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, plus 1 tablespoon more for garnish, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 bone-in, chicken breasts or thighs skin removed
- To a 4-quart crockpot add all of the ingredient except the chicken. Stir to mix well.
- Add the chicken and make sure they are submerged.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 355 Saturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 116mg Sodium: 856mg Carbohydrates: 7g Protein: 37g