Elise's Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore


Yummy, and even better as leftovers. My go-to recipe! Serve over a bed of pasta tossed in Parmigiano Reggiano.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 18 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 38 mins
6 main-dish servings


  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup dry red wine

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon

  • 1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or as needed

  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup sliced crimini mushrooms (baby bella)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup sliced black olives (Optional)

  • 3 tablespoons prepared pesto (Genovese)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar, or to taste


  1. Preheat a slow cooker on High.

  2. Stir tomatoes, wine, chicken stock, tomato paste, and chicken bouillon together in a large bowl. Trim chicken as necessary; sprinkle with Italian herb blend.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook chicken breasts until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to slow cooker along with any accumulated juices.

  4. Place bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, and garlic in skillet, along with more olive oil if needed. Cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour; cook until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.

  5. Stir in tomato mixture; bring to a boil. Simmer until thickened slightly, about 5 minutes more. Stir in olives; transfer mixture to slow cooker.

  6. Reduce slow cooker heat to Low and cook until chicken is very tender, 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours. Stir pesto and sugar into chicken mixture; cook for 30 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any color of bell pepper desired for this dish. Substitute chicken thighs for chicken breasts, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
16g Fat
21g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 1061mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 67mg 337%
Calcium 171mg 13%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 724mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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