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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

I’ve got the perfect weeknight dish for the fall—Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore! This is the epitome of comfort food, and who doesn’t love to set it and forget it? Loaded with veggies and great served over simple whole-grain polenta or pasta, it’s the perfect one-dish meal. Oh, and bonus, if you’re a family of four like us, you’ll have leftovers for something quick and easy the next day! 🙂

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore on 100 Days of Real Food

Some substitution options:

  • If you can only find bone-in chicken, that’ll work instead of boneless. You’ll just have to remove the bones before eating, of course!
  • If someone in your family is not a fan of olives, it’s okay to leave them out or add them at the end individually.
  • If you don’t want to cook with red wine, you can use broth instead.

Other Comfort Food Recipes You Might Enjoy:

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Course: Dinner

Cuisine: American

Keyword: chicken comfort food, simple cacciatore

Dietary Restriction: Dairy Free, Egg Free, Peanut/Tree-Nut Free

Category: One Pot / Sheet Pan, Slow Cooker

Active Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Servings (Adjust to suit): 8

Calories: 270 kcal

Author: Lisa Leake

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore is the epitome of comfort food for the fall. This one-dish recipe is a hearty meal loaded with veggies.


Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore on 100 Days of Real Food


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 oniondiced
  • 4 bell peppersseeded, cored, and diced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms(button or baby bell), cut in half
  • 5 cloves garlicminced
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaveschopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 28-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup capersdrained
  • 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the chicken in the flour and then cook until golden brown on both sides (but still raw/pink in the middle). Remove from the pan and add to the slow cooker.

  2. Deglaze the pan by adding the wine and turning up the heat to high while scraping the brown bits off the bottom of the pan (be careful of flare ups if using a gas range…you may want to turn the fire off momentarily while you pour the wine in). Cook for a few minutes until the wine is reduced by half, then pour into the slow cooker.

  3. Add the onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic, oregano, salt, red pepper, diced tomatoes, capers, and olives. Cover and turn the slow cooker onto low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours. Serve over whole-grain noodles or polenta.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Eating Well Magazine
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Amount Per Serving

Calories 270 Calories from Fat 90

% Daily Value*

Fat 10g15%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Cholesterol 135mg45%

Sodium 569mg25%

Potassium 642mg18%

Carbohydrates 11g4%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 30g60%

Vitamin A 1984IU40%

Vitamin C 78mg95%

Calcium 53mg5%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.