This easy slow cooker Chicken Cacciatore is a crowd pleaser! I created it on a Sunday morning. It cooked while we were at church and was ready to eat when we got home.
I fully intended to show you a photo of the finished deal. I took several, but they didn’t turn out at all. I guess we were so hungry that I snapped too quickly.
This dish is full of chicken, bell peppers and onions in homemade tomato sauce. Red wine brings more flavor to the sauce, but you can leave this out if you need to. Serve the chicken and sauce over hot pasta. I used bow tie pasta, but you can use any shape you like.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Chicken Cacciatore:
The red wine in the measuring cup looks slushy, because it is. I’ve found that the easiest way to have wine (since we don’t drink it) is to freeze it.
Serves: 6-8 servings
- 2 lbs. chicken tenders
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 green pepper, sliced
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 6 oz tomato paste
- ½ cup red wine (optional)
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 tsp. oregano
- ¾ tsp. basil
- 1-2 bay leaves
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 lb. pasta, cooked
- Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker.
- Add onions and peppers on top of chicken.
- Stir together remaining ingredients, except the pasta.
- Pour sauce over chicken and peppers.
- Cook on low 7-8 hours or high for 5-6 hours.
- Serve over cooked pasta.