Easy slow cooker chicken cacciatore. Serve over angel hair pasta. 'Cacciatore' is Italian for 'hunter', and this American-Italian term refers to food prepared 'hunter style,' with mushrooms and onions. Avanti!

Rosie
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Put the chicken in the slow cooker. Top with the spaghetti sauce, green bell peppers, mushrooms, onion, and garlic.

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  • Cover, and cook on Low for 7 to 9 hours.

Partner Tip

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

Nutrition Facts

261 calories; 6.1 g total fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 590 mg sodium. 23.7 g carbohydrates; 27.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2004
OMIGOSH THIS IS SO GOOD! YOU HAVE TO TRY MY VERSION! SOOOO MUCH FLAVOR AND NOT RUNNY AT ALL!!!!!! My version for more flavor: 4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts (frozen) 1/2 ( or 3/4) jar of spaghetti sauce (eye ball it) (I use Classico Cabernet Marinara with Herbs) 1 can tomato paste 1/2 green bell pepper chopped 1/2 diced yellow onion fresh sliced mushrooms 3 tablespoons fresh garlic light-medium sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes heavy sprinkling of oregano light-medium spinkle of black pepper (can always add more later) and fresh basil leaves torn up. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/08/2003
This recipe is great! I've never done chicken in the crockpot before but it was so tender and yummy! Even my picky kids enjoyed it. Read More
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897 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 49
  • 1 star values: 26
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2004
OMIGOSH THIS IS SO GOOD! YOU HAVE TO TRY MY VERSION! SOOOO MUCH FLAVOR AND NOT RUNNY AT ALL!!!!!! My version for more flavor: 4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts (frozen) 1/2 ( or 3/4) jar of spaghetti sauce (eye ball it) (I use Classico Cabernet Marinara with Herbs) 1 can tomato paste 1/2 green bell pepper chopped 1/2 diced yellow onion fresh sliced mushrooms 3 tablespoons fresh garlic light-medium sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes heavy sprinkling of oregano light-medium spinkle of black pepper (can always add more later) and fresh basil leaves torn up. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2005
I altered this recipe a bit to suit our family's tastes but the recipe still served as a wonderful basis for a great dish. I used only 3 boneless skinless breasts (whole) as we don't really care for leftover chicken and threw them right in there frozen as I've heard other reviewers say they've done this and I wanted to try for those days when I forget to thaw. It was cooked to perfection fork tender and juicy in approx 7 hours. How wonderful! I used whole fresh mushrooms since they're easier to pick out (hate em!) and sliced the onion into rings for those who don't like them. I am big on garlic so I added about 4 big cloves chopped and also added some Italian seasoning and basil. 1/4 cup of wine a can of diced tomatoes (flavored) and a can of tomato paste and voila! excellent excellent chicken. My hubby requested I make extra sauce for dipping and such. Will make again and again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2006
Using FROZEN boneless skinless chicken breasts in slow cooking will keep the chicken from turning to mush. Some newer slow cooker cookbooks warn against this but I've cooked many chicken recipes this way and never had a problem. I've never needed to lengthen the cooking time. Be sure to double-check the chicken for doneness before serving. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2003
As written I could see why some reviews were less than favorable. To me boneless chicken breasts just don't seem to constitute "cacciatore". The flavor just isn't there but then again that's only my opinion. I used bone-in pieces of chicken which I browned in a skillet first and added the flavorful browned bits to the crock pot. The whole family was very happy with this tasty recipe. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2004
This is a great basic recipe but I found it a bit bland & watery. I tried again & scaled it for 4 servings used a small jar of spaghetti sauce & a can of tomato paste which made a nice thick sauce. I also added spices (oregano basil seasoning salt pepper) and used dehydrated onion. It came out great the 2nd time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
This is a great recipe. Use a good brand of pasta sauce add lots of garlic and peppers and you'll have a restaurant quality meal. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you use boneless skinless breasts (as I did) only cook for about 4 to 5 (max) hours on LOW or else your chicken's texture will be like canned. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2006
Yummy - about 4.5 stars actually. I cut the recipe in half and cooked on high for 4 hours. You don't need very much sauce. I would recommend using half the sauce it calls for in the beginning. Then towards the end you can add more if needed that way it's not too runny. Also I added the mushrooms about 15 minutes before it was done then they aren't mushy just perfect. Another suggestion is to always just saute the mushrooms onions and garlic (even bell peppers if desired) in olive oil and then top the chicken and sauce with it. Yummy dish will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2012
This was sensational. I followed a variety of reviews and used frozen boneless skinless chicken thighs went heavy handed on some oregano sprinkles added in a few shakes of onion flakes red pepper flakes garlic powder and a couple heaping spoonfuls of minced garlic from the jar. I used a tomato basil spaghetti sauce along with a can of tomato paste. Used 1/2 of a large green bell pepper (diced) 1/2 of a small yellow onion (diced). I started this all at 6 hours. An hour before dinner time I added in sliced mushrooms and chopped up a zucchini threw that in and left the lid off the final 20 minutes and my sauce thickened up very nicely. Seriously this was so delicious. Served over angel hair pasta some fresh steamed green beans on the side and a slice of garlic bread. I'm more excited about the left-overs for lunch tomorrow! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2006
My family loves it. Fast easy. Be careful to cover chicken completely in sauce or the exposed parts will dry out. Read More
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