I love when I come home from work and smell an amazing dinner cooking. At that moment, all is right in the universe! Even though I’m tired and starving I don’t have to scramble and figure out dinner! And it’s all thanks to that amazing kitchen gadget………the Crockpot!
This recipe, in particular, smells incredible while it’s cooking away. Easy Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore. It’s really a delicious Americanized version of Chicken Cacciatore and is loaded with peppers and onions. The wine gives it some nice depth of flavor and the sugar takes care of the acidity of the canned tomatoes. The sauce gets a little watery because of all the veggies so give it a good stir before you serve it. This makes a nice weeknight meal. I like it served over a little rice or pasta and a generous dash a Parmesan cheese.
Easy Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore
- 8 Chicken Thighs
- 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1-28 Ounce Cans Crushed Tomatoes
- 1/2 Tablespoon Garlic Minced
- 1 Teaspoons Dried Oregano
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Basil
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Rosemary
- 1 Tablespoons Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 Cup Red Wine
- 1 Green Pepper Sliced
- 1 Red Pepper Sliced
- 1 Small Yellow Onion Sliced
- In a large skillet heat oil. Add chicken in two batches and brown on both sides, over medium-high heat, about 7 minutes total (each batch).
- Meanwhile add crushed tomatoes, red wine, garlic, oregano, basil, rosemary, sugar, salt, and pepper to crock pot and mix to combine. Layer peppers and onion on top of sauce then layer browned chicken pieces on top. Ladle a little sauce over top of chicken pieces.
- Cook on High 4 hours or Low 8 hours.
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More Crock Pot Recipes!
- Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese – This recipe is coated with a cheesy flavored white sauce infused with deliciousness for the fam!
- Crock Pot Pork Chops – Mushroom gravy layered on top of tender moist pork chops
- Crock Pot Lasagna – Layers of pasta, creamy cheese, sausage, and fresh basil, a hearty and delicious meal!
Source: Adapted from Mostly Homemade Mom
Rita Leigh says
Absolutely perfect.. I did use chicken drumsticks instead of the thighs and also added some black olives. Served over a bed of fettuccine. Delish!
That sounds so delicious, thank you for your positive feedback, Rita! 🙂