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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Start your week off right and meal prep this chicken cacciatore slow cooker recipe! It has all of the traditional and savory flavors of chicken cacciatore, but it’s ready in no time with very few steps!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 servings 1x
Category: Dinner
Method: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

  • 1 large red pepper, sliced
  • 1 large green pepper, sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.5 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 3.8-oz. can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • salt, to taste
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme*
  • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary*
  • 8 oz. of your favorite pasta

Instructions

  1. Place red pepper, green pepper, garlic, chicken breast, onion, and black olives into slow cooker.
  2. Create sauce by mixing together tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, and salt.
  3. Then, pour sauce on top of ingredients in the slow cooker and mix together.
  4. Finally, create fresh herb bundle by tying thyme and rosemary together with twine. Set on top of everything in slow cooker.
  5. Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
  6. Once the chicken has fully cooked, remove and use 2 forks to shred. Then, remove herb bundle and add the shredded chicken back in and mix.
  7. Serve over your favorite pasta or eat by itself with a splash of balsamic vinegar and shredded parmesan on top.

Notes

  • If you do not want to use fresh herbs you can alternatively add 1 more tablespoon of Italian seasoning in place of thyme and rosemary.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 471
  • Sugar: 15
  • Sodium: 718
  • Fat: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 63
  • Fiber: 10
  • Protein: 35

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