Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Hunter Style Chicken simmered in a rich tomato sauce, made easy in your slow cooker.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla®.

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,  it’s perfect for summer or for my 45th birthday! After I tell you about this divine chicken cacciatore I’m going to ask you to help me celebrate my birthday in a very special way!   

Slow Cooker Chicken cacciatore - taste the difference and help give to feeding america

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 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 dinner for my family. My slow cooker helps a ton with this task. I love a good family style dinner.

I’m making this slow cooker birthday dinner using Barilla™ Pasta Sauce instead of bland canned tomatoes. This basil tomato sauce is so enticing because it’s made with real ingredients like tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil and you can taste the difference. It’s the ingredients you would use if you had time to make it yourself. My kids loved it! 

Get my Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore recipe and help Feeding America provide meals for food banks by helping the #realtaste #ad

Barilla™ pasta sauce includes all the fresh ingredients and spices I need already in there, so there is no need to add more. You just layer the chicken with peppers, onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Pour on that rich tomato goodness and flip the switch. 6-8 hours later you have this northern Italy inspired family meal that is a one bowl wonder. To celebrate my birthday,  I am partnering with Barilla™ and Feeding America to help fight hunger.

 Give me my birthday wish by helping Feeding America donations will be made to local food banks. Includes a birthday dinner recipe for Chicken Cacciatore #feedingamerica #slowcooker

Feeding America is the largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through local food banks. For every jar of Barilla™ sauce purchased from 4/1/14 through 5/31/14 (my 45th birthday!)  Barilla™ will donate $.05 to feeding America’s National  Produce Program. They will donate a minimum of $150,000 but I would love to get that number up! Everyone needs a jar of sauce in their pantry to why not buy one and give to others.

To celebrate even more, I’ve even got a gift for you. A great giveaway from Barilla™! It’s super simple:

  • Just leave me a comment on how you give back to your local community in any way.
  • One lucky reader will receive a price package of this beautiful Barilla™Spaghettata Bowl, a Barilla™wooden spoon, one jar of their fresh pasta sauce and 5 coupons for 1 jar of Barilla™Pasta sauce. Total value is approx $60.
  • 10 other lucky readers will receive one coupon for $1 off the sauce of your choice. That’s 11 prizes!

The giveaway will end on my actual 45th birthday 5/31/2014.

 Enter to win this bowl, spoon and pasta sauce and help Feeding America!

 Now here is that recipe I know you have been dying for so go out and buy your jar, make it and leave me a comment telling me how you give back!

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
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A yummy slow cooker version of Italian comfort food
Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts or bone In chicken parts
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt and pepper
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 bell Peppers (I used one yellow and one green)
  • 1 package of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 sweet Onion sliced
  • 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 jar Barilla Tomato and Basil Sauce or any flavor you prefer
  • 1 box Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti or any noodle you wish
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil in a skillet
  2. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with Salt and Pepper
  3. Dredge the Chicken in the flour.
  4. Brown the chicken in the olive oil until browned on the outside.
  5. Place into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  6. Pour the white wine into the skillet and break up any of the yummy bits on the bottom.
  7. Pour it over the chicken in the slow cooker.
  8. Layer onions, peppers, garlic and mushrooms on top of the chicken.
  9. Pour the entire jar of Barilla sauce over the veggies
  10. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
  11. Cook your noodles following the package directions and drain.
  12. Put your noodles into a bowl and pour the chicken and sauce on top.
  13. Serve family style.

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Specific details on the giveaway can be found here. The free coupons are valid through 3/31/15 and the $1 off coupons are valid through 6/30/15.

slow cooker chicken caccaitore

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla®. For every jar of Barilla® sauce purchased, $0.05 will be donated to Feeding America’s National Produce Program which secures one pound of fresh produce on behalf of local food banks. Barilla® will make a minimum donation of 4.2 million pounds of fresh produce ($150,000) from 4/1/14 through 5/31/14.       

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I'm a mom of 3 boys, 2 by birth one by marriage. I love to cook, watch chick flicks, read and drink wine. I hate cleaning up my craft messes, doing laundry and the dishes! I love watching my boys grow and change and see how differently they view the world. Join me on the blog where I try to provide you with recipes and tips to make your life easier!


  1. Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage says

    I buy this brand and will make sure to stock up now, since you let me know about this great program!!
    Happy Birthday!!

  2. Jess @ Chaos & Love says

    I volunteer at Special Olympics and with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

  3. says

    I like to think I give back to my community by serving at my church, even if it is just watching the little kids so others can enjoy Sunday school and other classes. :)

  4. says

    Yum! Happy Birthday! I give back to my community by participating in the local backpack program to give kids food over the summer and on the weekends when they otherwise wouldn’t have any.

  5. Parsimonious Décor darling says

    This looks delish! Pinning! :)

  6. says

    I give back to our community by helping coach soccer, volunteering with the kids at our church, and raising solid young boys and girls in my own home.

  7. David says

    My wife and I have a small clothing store. At the end of every season we donate a majority of our leftover merchandise. We also do donations throughout the year with shelters and other such organizations who need clothing.

  8. Amberly says

    This looks delicious! And what a fun way to celebrate your birthday :) Happy birthday!

  9. says

    I love the idea of making cacciatore in the slow cooker. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I’ve pinned and shared.

    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  10. says

    I’m so making this! I love meals in the slow cooker. So nice to have something ready to eat when you get home from work!

    • Kelley Wilson says

      Thanks Virginia!

  11. Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas says

    This sounds amazing and I will be making it for sure. Need to get some of that sauce. My birthday is on the 30th of May, only I’m a few years older than you. Happy Birthday!

    I give back by donating clothing, food, toiletries to places in our town. I also work with the ladies in our church to ensure their needs are met.

  12. Erin @ DIY on the Cheap says

    Happy early birthday! This looks delicious. You already know how I give back to the community — Dwell with Dignity! :) Now I need to go pin this recipe cause I’m craving this meal now!


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