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Preparing this dish in a slow cooker is ideal to slowly blend the flavors. Once your prep work is done, all that's left is to set the table and collect the compliments.

Chicken Cacciatore

  • Prep Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: More than 60 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Serving Size: Serves 8
  • Course: Entrée
Ingredient Description:
1/4 c. all purpose flour
salt and freshly ground pepper
8 large chicken thighs, excess fat trimmed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 c. chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-in. pieces
1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-in. pieces
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 sprig fresh rosemary
2 c. canned plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 c. chicken stock
1/4 c. white wine
8 oz. cremini mushrooms, sliced thick

  1. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish.  Coat chicken thighs in flour mixture and transfer pieces to a plate.
  2. Heat a 12-in. Calphalon nonstick omelette pan over medium-high heat.  Add olive oil and heat for about 1 minute or until hot.
  3. Add chicken to pan and brown on all sides; transfer browned chicken to slow cooker crock.  Add onions, garlic, peppers, herbs, tomatoes, stock, wine and a pinch of salt and pepper to the crock.
  4. Cover with lid and cook 3 hours on High.
  5. Remove lid, add mushrooms and continue to cook for 30 minutes on High.
  6. Remove sprigs of thyme and rosemary.  Re-season sauce with salt and pepper and serve chicken with cooked rice or noodles.