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Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

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.

Oxmoor House NOVEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6


  • 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)


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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