Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

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Cacciatore means "hunter" in Italian. So this Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore, is Italian "hunter-style" chicken and is a classic Italian dish. Great for parties or an easy mid-week family dinner!

Serves 4
Difficulty Easy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time about 8 hours on low


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp flour, and a little more for dusting
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Sprig of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Chopped parsley, to garnish


  1. Heat a large pan. Dust the chicken thighs and season with salt and pepper, then transfer to the pan and brown on all sides in a little oil. Transfer to the slow cooker once completed.
  2. Add the onions, peppers and garlic to the pan, and fry until golden. Dust evenly with the tablespoon of flour. Add the tin of tomatoes, oregano, sprig of thyme and bay leaf. Give it a quick stir, then transfer the sauce to the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours (4-5 on high) and check for seasoning, adjusting if required. If the sauce is a little thin then turn the cooker onto high with the lid off for 30 minutes or so. Serve with a good quality pasta and garnish with parsley!

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    Ann Skilling says
    There is no tin of tomatoes listed in the ingredients
    Posted about almost 2 years ago
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