Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore
The Spruce
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 hrs
Total: 5 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
398 Calories
7g Fat
23g Carbs
59g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 398
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 465mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 59g
Vitamin C 23mg 113%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 1587mg 34%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This chicken cacciatore is cooked in the slow cooker. Boneless chicken breasts, sliced mushrooms, and garlic make this dish a wonderful, rustic combination. Serve this chicken and tomato sauce over hot cooked spaghetti or another similar pasta.

Boneless chicken thighs are an excellent choice for this recipe because they are more flavorful and stay moist and juicy in the slow cooker. A combination of chicken breasts and chicken thighs would be excellent as well.

Cooked on LOW, the condensation should add extra moisture to the dish, but if you cook the dish on HIGH or if your slow cooker tends to cook quickly, check and add more chicken stock or water, as needed.

The oregano and basil are added about halfway through the cooking to prevent bitterness. If the sauce is somewhat bitter, add a teaspoon or more of granulated or brown sugar, or to taste. Feel free to leave the wine out and use more water or stock.


  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs

  • (6-ounce) cans tomato paste

  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 medium bay leaf

  • 1/4 cup dry white or red wine

  • 1/4 cup water, or chicken stock

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for slow cooker chicken cacciatore
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  2. Put the sliced onion in bottom of the slow cooker.

    Onions in the slow cooker.
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  3. Top with the chicken breasts or thighs.

    Chicken and onions in the slow cooker.
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  4. In a bowl, combine the tomato paste, mushrooms, salt, pepper, garlic, bay leaf, wine, and water or stock; stir to blend thoroughly.

    Cacciatore mixture.
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  5. Spread the sauce mixture over the chicken.

    Chicken cacciatore sauce and chicken in the slow cooker.
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  6. Cover and cook on LOW 5 to 7 hours, or about 3 hours on HIGH. About halfway through the cooking time, add the oregano and basil.

    Slow cooked chicken cacciatore.
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  7. Taste the sauce and adjust seasonings.

    Chicken cacciatore sauce with ladle.
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  8. Serve as a sauce for hot cooked spaghetti or similar pasta.

    Chicken cacciatore over pasta.
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  9. Enjoy!

Recipe Variation

  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce mixture.