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Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Lee Harrelson
Yield Serves 4 to 6
This slow-cooker version of the classic Italian chicken dish is perfect for busy weeknights. Cook the chicken in the slow cooker, then serve over cooked noodles or rice.


  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 to 4 pounds bone-in chicken thighs
  • Two 6-ounce cans tomato paste
  • Two 4-ounce cans sliced mushrooms
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Layer onion over bottom of a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add chicken pieces to cooker. Combine next 12 ingredients and red pepper, if using; pour over chicken in cooker. Cover and cook on Low 7 to 9 hours or on High 3 to 4 hours.

  2. Serve over pasta or rice.

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