Italian dishes are usually hearty, rich and flavorful and this slow cooker chicken cacciatore is no exception. This is a recipe that I promise you will enjoy any time of the year, over and over again. It’s slow cooked comfort food but it’s not too heavy, so it’s the perfect summer crockpot recipe and kids love it.
Traditional chicken cacciatore is usually cooked slow and low in an oven, but I’ve changed it up a bit to give you the same great flavor but with a lot less time and babysitting. During the year when school is going crazy, sports are happening, and I am working I don’t always have time to make a big dinner for my family. My slow cooker helps a ton with this task. I love a good family style dinner and it means quality time with the kids to catch up on the day.
Crockpot chicken cacciatore is loaded with flavor from earthy mushrooms and yellow and green bell peppers. You can also use red bell pepper if that’s what you have on hand. Crockpot meals should be quick so I use jarred pasta sauce instead of a can of diced tomatoes so it would have more flavor. The sauce is already loaded with seasonings so you’ve cut out that step right there. This Italian chicken dish is rich and flavorful with basil and tomatoes. It’s hearty and filling. I usually serve it with garlic bread and a salad to round out the perfect meal. When the chicken is cooked it is so tender it will just fall apart so no shredding is needed. Just serve it with your favorite pasta.