Rhonda’s Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

I don’t know a cook who doesn’t appreciate the awesomeness of a home cooked meal ready for you when you’re ready for it. Crock pot meals are the bees knees. I love that with a little bit of assembly, you can get a whole lot of pay off at the end of the day- a great return on your investment. Chicken Cacciatore is hearty and healthy, and really great served on a warm bed of rice. This variation has a rich tomato base with a hint of white wine and fire roasted red peppers. Yum!

As organic as possible:

2 lbs Boneless skinless Chicken, cut into bite size pieces

1 large yellow Onion, rustically diced

3-4 cloves Garlic, minced

1 – 12 oz. jar Fire Roasted Red Peppers, drained and chopped into bite size pieces

12 oz. Tomato paste

2 tsp Sugar

1/2 cup White Wine

2 tsp Oregano

1 tsp dried Basil

1 tsp Salt

3 Tbsp Olive oil (Plus 1 Tbsp optional)

1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper flakes

 

If you have one of those cool crock pots that can go from stove top to crock pot warmer, it is optional to heat a tablespoon of olive oil and sautΓ© the onions until they have a little color (to develop flavor). It is also a possibility to sautΓ© them in a pan and transfer them to the crock pot. And lastly it is also an option to omit this step all together and save time.

Place the onions on the bottom of the crock pot. Top with the chicken pieces.

In a bowl add the garlic, red peppers, tomato paste, sugar, wine, oregano, basil, salt, oil and red pepper flakes. Stir until incorporated and pour on top of chicken.

Cook on low for about 8 hours or on high for about 4. If sauce seems to thick add a 1/4 cup of water. Serve with rice or pasta. Enjoy!

38 comments

  1. Great picture, and this was the 1st time I had “RHONDA’S CROCK POT CHICKEN CACCIATORE”, and it was really good… Had 2nd’s!

  2. This looks delicious Sadie! I just got my crock pot on for today too (different meal). These devices can be lifesavers it seems some days. I’ll have to make this one some other day, as I see it also got Owen’s “stamp of approval.” πŸ™‚

  3. Excellent recipe for anyone. Thanks! Yes, I do have a stovetop to crockpot system and love it. Great job. The bees knees huh? 😊

  4. As did Owen I can testify that this was excellent. The sauce is wonderfully thick and not watery. And the chicken… moist, tender & tasty.

    1. Oh, it feels so nice to be coming out of winter over here! Although it’s still chilly enough to enjoy hearty warm meals. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks Lynne πŸ™‚

      1. Me too!! Wow, the crock pot making a fabulous dinner and the stand mixer kneading the bread dough — what a great combination! πŸ˜‰

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