This is a very simple meal to make. You just throw everything in the crock pot and let it cook during the day. I like to serve this over thin spaghetti (especially garlic and herb thin spaghetti when I can find it).

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chicken in a slow cooker; stir in spaghetti sauce, tomato paste, mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, garlic, oregano, basil, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cover.

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  • Cook on Low until chicken is tender, 6 to 8 hours.

Cook's Note:

Substitute fresh mushrooms with canned, sliced mushrooms, if desired.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; 8.5 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 1200 mg sodium. 42 g carbohydrates; 30.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2016
Chicken Cacciatore in a Slow Cooker Haiku: "Well this was easy! Mine was done in 5 hours smaller chicken breast?" My chicken ended up falling apart when I jabbed it at the 5 hr. mark and my Classico sauce (I used the basic tomato basil flavor) was starting to scorch so I had to pull this out of the slowcooker. Served over spaghetti w/ a sprinkle of Parmesan it was a hearty and easy meal and one that I would prepare again; however I would be more mindful of the time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/18/2017
2 problems with this kind of recipe. 1-Chicken breast has little fat and doesn't get tender like pork over long cooking times. Change out to boneless skinless thighs to solve this problem. And no the increase in fat doesn't change the recipe much at all. 2-Cooking everything that long makes the flavors muted and homogeneous. I suggest reserving half of the basil oregano and garlic for the last 45 mins of cooking and a splash (1 tsp) lime juice or vinegar to brighten the flavors. It's not that much more of a hassle to do so for a significantly better outcome. Read More
(76)
210 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 116
  • 4 star values: 62
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2016
Chicken Cacciatore in a Slow Cooker Haiku: "Well this was easy! Mine was done in 5 hours smaller chicken breast?" My chicken ended up falling apart when I jabbed it at the 5 hr. mark and my Classico sauce (I used the basic tomato basil flavor) was starting to scorch so I had to pull this out of the slowcooker. Served over spaghetti w/ a sprinkle of Parmesan it was a hearty and easy meal and one that I would prepare again; however I would be more mindful of the time. Read More
(61)
Rating: 2 stars
07/17/2017
2 problems with this kind of recipe. 1-Chicken breast has little fat and doesn't get tender like pork over long cooking times. Change out to boneless skinless thighs to solve this problem. And no the increase in fat doesn't change the recipe much at all. 2-Cooking everything that long makes the flavors muted and homogeneous. I suggest reserving half of the basil oregano and garlic for the last 45 mins of cooking and a splash (1 tsp) lime juice or vinegar to brighten the flavors. It's not that much more of a hassle to do so for a significantly better outcome. Read More
(76)
Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2016
Chicken Cacciatore in a Slow Cooker Haiku: "Well this was easy! Mine was done in 5 hours smaller chicken breast?" My chicken ended up falling apart when I jabbed it at the 5 hr. mark and my Classico sauce (I used the basic tomato basil flavor) was starting to scorch so I had to pull this out of the slowcooker. Served over spaghetti w/ a sprinkle of Parmesan it was a hearty and easy meal and one that I would prepare again; however I would be more mindful of the time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2016
Instead of spaghetti sauce I used a 28 oz can of San Marzano plum tomatoes with basil and crushed them. I added a small can of tomato sauce after reading the reviews. I also salted the chicken before putting it in the crock pot. The chicken was really soft. Came out really good. Thanks for the recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2016
Okay we kept the ingredients (mostly) the same but changed things up a little on this recipe for personal preference. Salt and peppered the chicken dusted in flour and browned in olive oil and butter. Then cooked the onions mushrooms (red bell) pepper and garlic until softened before adding in the sauce ingredients. Threw in the chicken and cooked for about 40 minutes more. Good stuff! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2016
Really awesome! Made a few adjustments. Sorry! No green peppers and no tomato paste on hand. Added red wine Italian seasong Classico tomato basil sauce frozen mushrooms. 2 large frozen chicken breasts. Cooked on high for four hours and warm the rest until I got home 8 hours later. Served over TJ's spinach fettuccini. Topped with a little mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Will make again thank you all for the inspiration! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2017
Being an inexperienced cook this is the kind of recipe I love (slow cooker). We are empty nesters so the recipe was more than we could eat in one meal (I should have used the portion control button). I froze the left over cacciatore and look forward to thawing and making another meal or two out of it. Having sold food most of my life I know there is no food that pleases everyone but this recipe will come very close. TRYING NEW FOODS IS HEAVENLY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2016
My family loved this! The chicken was so tender and juice it was incredible. Not everybody in my family likes mushrooms so I held them out and sauted them in butter and red wine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2016
I added fresh basil. I didn't find it bland at all. My only complaint would be the chicken was a touch dry. I would reduce the cooking time to avoid this problem. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2016
This came out OK but I stopped it at 4 hours. (I usually cook chicken breasts no longer than 4-5 hours on low.) I used my homemade spaghetti sauce which made for a nice flavor. However the chicken itself tasted rather bland. I served it on whole wheat spaghetti. Read More
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