101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore from 101 Cooking For Two
Another "dump and go" easy slow cooker recipe. A classic healthy Italian recipe that is low in fat.  The chicken comes out moist, fall apart tender and packed with taste.

Start with simple ingredients. Cut the chicken into serving size pieces and cook for 6 hours. Another 2/10 difficult recipe. It is 2 only because you must use a knife and not hurt yourself.

Rating
A very nice dish.

Notes:
I cut chicken breasts into smaller pieces for easier serving. You can use other chicken but I find chicken with skin is not a good thing in slow cookers. This recipe can be cut in half easy. You won't be able to find 14 oz cans of crushed tomatoes. Use diced and freeze the half can of tomato paste. Or cook the whole thing and freeze away.
I used my smaller 3 1/2 qt. cooker. You could use a larger cooker with this I believe but a cooker should be about half full or more to work well.

Start by chopping one medium onion and one green pepper. Crush 3 cloves garlic.
Rinse and trim about 2 pounds (three medium) skinless boneless chicken breast. Cut into 3-4 pieces each for better serving. Other skinless chicken may be used.
Add chicken and prepped veggies to a crock pot. I used 3 1/2 quart size. Combine with 1 - 6 oz can tomato paste, 1 -28 oz can crushed tomatoes, 2 t dry basil, 1 t salt, 1/2 t pepper and 1/4 t crushed red pepper (optional). Mix well.
Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore from 101 Cooking For Two
Cook for 6 hours on low.




Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore


Another "dump and go" easy slow cooker recipe. A classic healthy Italian recipe that is low in fat. The chicken comes out moist, fall apart tender and packed with taste.
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds (about 3 breasts) skinless boneless chicken breast trimmed
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or crushed
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 - 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 - 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 t dry basil
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 1/4 t crushed pepper (optional)
Instructions
1) Start by chopping one medium onion and one green pepper. Crush 3 cloves garlic.2) Rinse and trim about 2 pounds (three medium) skinless boneless chicken breast. Cut into 3-4 pieces each for better serving. Other skinless chicken may be used.3) Add chicken and prepped veggies to a crock pot. I used 3 1/2 quart size. Combine with 1 - 6 oz can tomato paste, 1 -28 oz can crushed tomatoes, 2 t dry basil, 1 t salt, 1/2 t pepper and 1/4 t crushed red pepper. Mix well.4) Cook for 6 hours on low.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 serving

Updated

February 2 2013

DrDan

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7 Comments:

At February 4, 2013 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

I just recently started following your blog and have already made a few things, which have all turned out great!

This looks very tasty and easy. I love that you cook with normal, minimally processed ingredients, and lay everything out for a good look. Thanks!

 
At February 13, 2013 at 12:54 PM , Blogger Anaís Barrios Flores said...

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At February 19, 2013 at 5:05 PM , Blogger Laura said...

Well...unfortunately I followed the print out instructions and the 4 is left off the crushed red peppers flakes - which makes it 1 t instead of 1/4 t. Wow ! Is it hot !! Hopefully someone in this house can eat it.Sadly, it won't be me.

 
At February 19, 2013 at 5:33 PM , Blogger Dr Dan said...

That would be to much. I'm so sorry... It was correct in the ingredients but not in the instructions in the post, the recipe at the bottom of the post nor the printout. All are fixed now. A typo multiplied by cut and paste.

 
At February 20, 2013 at 9:26 AM , Blogger Laura said...

It was eaten in its entirety all the same ! I did adds lots of sugar to lessen the blow though and it helped a little. Everyone liked it but the next time I'll try to make it so that I can enjoy it as well - everyone else can always add more heat if they want ! Thanks so much.

 
At April 12, 2013 at 4:25 PM , Blogger Doug DeFrees said...

Thanks for the recipe, Dan. It seems like recently all I've been doing is cooking things that minimize the amount of time I need to spend in the kitchen. I've written about my experience with your recipe on my blog: http://sundaydinnerfortwo.blogspot.com/2013/04/dump-and-go-chicken-cacciatore.html

I thought that 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes was too much, I can't imagine having 4 times that amount!

 
At April 15, 2013 at 6:49 AM , Blogger Dan Mikesell said...

My whole fall and winter has been rushed and that lead to all the crock pot cooking with leftovers. The 1 tsp of red pepper would be very hot. I like a little heat though. Amazing what a dropped "4" and a couple of cut and paste does to a recipe.

 

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