I thought this dish was outstanding - especially for a crock pot meal. Crock pots often make the flavors muted and drab but this was as good as something cooked on the stove top or in more labor-intensive way. That said I did make a few substitutions - I used 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste instead of puree (another review has suggested the same change). I also sliced up some kalamata olives and stirred them in just prior to serving for an additional pop of flavor. I also lessened the red pepper flakes - a scant teaspoon instead of 1 and 1/2. Definitely a hit with the whole family, even the 2 yr old.
Spicy Chicken Cacciatore
JanieV Posted: 04/22/14
AnglWords Posted: 07/12/14
Easy to make. Love crockpot recipes so I tried it. I thought it was just average.
icancookthat Posted: 03/11/14
I served this over polenta and it was absolutely delicious! Great for a crowd! It makes for yummy leftovers too. I ate this over egg noodles a day later. Check out my post for more detail and for step-by-step photos: http://www.icancookthat.org/2014/03/slow-cooker-chicken-cacciatore.html
MsLaurie Posted: 02/15/14
This is a winner. I made it tonight however I made it stove top and I substituted kalamata olives for capers , also I did not have any tomato puree so I used about 1 tablespoon of tomato paste. Very good and I plan to retain the recipe so I can repeat it.
Chrysalis101 Posted: 03/05/14
Very tasty! I followed the recipe exactly, omitting the pepper flakes & adding 4 more garlic cloves for a total of 10. I also sprinkled a 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper to give it a little kick. When done it did not seem too watery. After it had finished cooking I stirred in the rest of the tomato purée from the 14 oz can as the purée would have gone to waste otherwise. I served it over barilla plus angel hair pasta. Both my son & husband really liked it. The only negative is that it took 40 min to prep, not 25. That being said, I would definitely make this again.
NEglmm Posted: 02/24/14Denton , NE
Bit of a production, but the result was definitely worth it. Used tomato paste instead of tomato purée as others suggested and served it over couscous. Will make this again.
MLinebaugh Posted: 06/12/14
Very good. Freezes and reheats well, too.
LisaR123 Posted: 02/17/14
Good- I would sub tomato paste next time for puree- was a bit watery- after done in the crock pot I reduced sauce on the stove to thicken it up a bit. I doubled the batch (split 1/2 and froze before crock pot step), I used thick chicken breasts cut into 2 pieces- used 3 1/2 breasts per batch- the first batch in crock was great. I'll let you know how the frozen batch does when I pull it out and throw it in the crock pot in the next few weeks (thinking I'll add a heaping Tablespoon of tomato paste to thicken sauce in crock from the get go). Great taste and you can definitely add some extra veggies to umph up the recipe as well.
ILikeYummyFood Posted: 03/01/14
This is a pretty good meal. Next time we'll reduce the red pepper flakes, as it was a little too hot. We like spicy food with some heat, but this heat over-powered some of the other flavors (also to make it more kid–friendly).
vbange Posted: 09/03/14
Oh my - the problem with this is trying not to eat the whole crock pot full! Yum! I served with ww linguine. I will definitely put this in the rotation.