Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

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

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.

An easy summer crockpot recipe - Slow cooker chicken cacciatore it's rich and loaded with flavor!

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.

Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 20 mins
A yummy slow cooker version of Italian comfort food
Course: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Kelley @ Miss Information Blog
Ingredient List
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts or bone In chicken parts
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 1/2 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.

If you are looking for some other great crockpot chicken recipes to try you may want to try Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken, Lemon Artichoke Slow Cooker Chicken, or Crockpot Provencal Chicken.
An easy summer crockpot recipe - Slow cooker chicken cacciatore it's rich and loaded with flavor!

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26 Responses

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
    1. Kelley Wilson says:
      Thanks Virginia!
  3. This looks so good and the kids seem to really love it!!!! Stopping by from The Sitts Girls Link up! Jessica from
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. This looks delicious! And what a fun way to celebrate your birthday :) Happy birthday!
  7. 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. 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.
  9. Parsimonious Décor darling says:
    This looks delish! Pinning! :)
  10. 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.
  11. 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. :)
  12. Jess @ Chaos & Love says:
    I volunteer at Special Olympics and with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
  13. 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!!

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