Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Serve this Italian mushroom-laden classic with plenty of pasta to sop up all the chunky tomato sauce.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs to 7 hrs (low) or 3 to 3-1/2 hrs. (high), plus 15 min. (high) Slow Cooker: 5 to 6 qt.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Ingredients
2
cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1
cup sliced celery
1
cup chopped carrot
2
medium onions, cut into wedges
1
green, yellow, or red sweet pepper, cut into strips
4
12
chicken drumsticks, skinned (about 3-1/2 pounds)
1/2
cup chicken broth
1/4
cup dry white wine
2
tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
1
teaspoon sugar
1
teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
2
bay leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes
1/3
cup tomato paste
 
Hot cooked pasta or rice
Directions
  1. Combine mushrooms, celery, carrot, onions, sweet pepper, and garlic in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Place chicken on vegetables. Combine broth, wine, tapioca, sugar, oregano, bay leaves, salt, and pepper; pour over chicken.
  2. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3-1/2 hours.
  3. Remove chicken; cover to keep warm. Remove and discard bay leaves. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in undrained tomatoes and the tomato paste. Cover and cook for 15 minutes more. Serve vegetable mixture over chicken and cooked pasta. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore)
    Per serving:
  • 214 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 69 mg chol.,
  • 291 mg sodium,
  • 13 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 25 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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