Cacciatore-Style Chicken


Similar to the familiar Italian classic recipe, this meal-in-a-pot is brimming with onions, mushrooms, and herb-seasoned tomatoes.

Cacciatore-Style Chicken
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 25 mins


  • 2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 cup sliced celery

  • 1 cup chopped carrot

  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges

  • 1 yellow, green, or red sweet pepper, cut into strips

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 12 chicken drumsticks, skinned (about 3-1/2 pounds total)

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 2 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • cup tomato paste

  • Hot cooked pasta or rice

  • Shredded basil (optional)


  1. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine mushrooms, celery, carrot, onions, sweet pepper, and garlic. Place chicken drumsticks on vegetables. Add broth, wine, tapioca, bay leaves, oregano, sugar, salt, and pepper.

  2. Cover and 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 and keep warm. Discard bay leaves. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in undrained tomatoes and tomato paste. Cover and cook for 15 minutes more. To serve, spoon vegetable mixture over chicken and pasta. If desired, garnish with basil. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
7g Fat
37g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 606mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Protein 32g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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