Chicken Cacciatore

Adapted from:  Skinny Taste
 
Chicken Cacciatore, such a classic and comforting meal.  Which got me wondering, what exactly is cacciatore?  It turns out, “cacciatore” means “hunter” in Italian.  And preparing a dish “hunter-style” includes tomatoes, herbs, peppers, and wine (optional of course!).  If you are from north Italy you’d use white wine and if you are from south Italy you’d use red wine.  But this is America, so I’m going to use whatever is in the fridge.  And considering my dude loves to hunt and fish, this could be the perfect meal to convince him the crock pot is magnifical!


And it was.  He didn’t say it, but silently going back for seconds…almost as large as the first portion is all the validity I need!  And another chef pal was over at the house, tried a spoonful of this goodness and said it was pretty tasty.  I know I’ll be making this on many cold nights this winter!

Chicken Cacciatore - The Not So Desperate Chef Wife

Ingredients

4 large chicken breasts (I also added a pack of chicken legs just because)
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes 

1 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 bell pepper, sliced into strips
1 onion, sliced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 bay leaf

1/4 tsp turmeric
Crushed red pepper to taste (optional)
salt and pepper

Parmesan cheese
Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Directions
Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to slow cooker.

Add the tomatoes, onions, peppers, oregano, basil, bay leaf, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper to the crock pot and give it a little stir.

Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

Remove the lid, give it another little stir, and cook for an additional hour on high to thicken the sauce.

Enjoy over pasta, rice, or with a side of bread.

Top with Parmesan cheese, parsley, basil, etc.

2 thoughts on “Chicken Cacciatore

  1. You know how some dishes LOOK like they were made in the crock pot? This one doesn't, so you could definitely serve this to a dinner party and still feel like a fancy meal!

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