Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chicken Cacciatore

This is another one of my I-love-my-crock-pot classics...try it! It is an Italian dish; & like most crock-pot cooking, it is not difficult to make.

chicken cacciatore

(yield: 6 servings)

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
*Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, & shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown the chicken in oil on all sides. Transfer to a 5-quart slow cooker.

(You can read my take on crock-pot sizes here.)

*Top with onions, green pepper, & mushrooms. Combine tomatoes, garlic, salt, oregano, & basil; pour over the vegetables.

(I found the term "wedges" misleading for this recipe. I cut my onions into wedges about the size of lemon wedges, & I wished I had cut them smaller. I prefer just cutting them into chunks a bit bigger than the average "diced" onion. The basil, garlic, & oregano smell amazing while the dish is cooking. & the flavor they add is even more delightful!)

*Cover & cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken&vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

(Make sure you get a bag of "real" Parmesan cheese, or shred your own from a block. If you use the "green can" grated kind, you'll be missing out!)


  1. This looks so tasty! I love a good crock pot special. I have everything you called for in my fridge. This might have to go on the menu tomorrow!

  2. Mmm now I am hungry! I love crock-pot recipes. They are the best and so convenient!

  3. Mmm - that sounds so yummy! I definitely second your tip for using real Parmesan cheese. I cook with it and it adds such a wonderful flavor.

  4. OMGAWD!!!! This looks so good!! I have got to try this!!!


  5. That looks great! Since it uses a lot of staples, I'm sure I'll try it out soon. I agree with you & VA Gal. Spring for the real Parmesan cheese. A little goes a long way. And the green can stuff tastes like dust!

  6. Just came across your blog and I love it! Those pictures are making me hungy!