Crock pot Chicken Cacciatore – an easy slow cooker meal loaded with tender chicken, tomatoes, bell peppers, kale, carrots and sliced mushrooms. Hearty, comforting and bursting with flavor.
There is nothing better than having a warm and comforting meal made in the slow cooker once the weather starts to cool down. Especially for those extra busy weeknights when it seems like I’ll never have time to make dinner!
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
We had the classic Italian favorite when we visited Italy on our honeymoon years ago and I’ve been dying to make a slow cooker version of it for the longest time. It’s a hearty and rustic dish that you just toss into your slow cooker.
The best part is, how easy it is to customize with whatever you have on hand. And with just a few minutes of prep time, that makes this so perfect during those busy school nights. Cooking it low and slow helps to create that amazing rich and flavorful broth.
But if you have some extra time, sear the chicken in a large skillet before placing in the slow cooker. It’s an extra step but it gives the chicken that extra layer of flavor.
This crock pot chicken cacciatore is also loaded with a ton of healthy vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, diced tomatoes, kale, mushrooms, onions and Kalamata olives. The rich and flavorful sauce cooks up nice and thick. If you like yours on the thinner side, feel free to add some water or chicken broth to thin it out.
Serve this with your favorite sides or over some thick noodles to soak up that amazing sauce.
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