Crock-Pot Chicken Cacciatore

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Looking for some ways to spice up chicken night? Feel like you’ve tried every possible chicken dish out there and the chicken fatigue is setting in? Well, don’t you fret. Skinny Ms. has a crockpot chicken cacciatore recipe to take all of your chicken blues away for good. And what’s even better than that? We bet our cacciatore is healthier and tastier than any you may have experienced before. Don’t believe us? Try for yourself and see!

This super easy chicken dish can be prepared in a jiffy in the crockpot. Add your chicken breasts, which provide lean protein in massive quantities. Chicken is one of our favorite ingredients, as it is readily available, inexpensive, and loads you with protein without filling you with excess fat and calories. Tomatoes and red peppers bring antioxidants to the mix, making this healthy chicken dish a clean eater’s dream.

As it cooks, you can go about your business while it fills the house with zesty aromatherapy. And when it’s ready, the whole family will already be filled with anticipation for the goodness to come. Sweet onions, red bell peppers, freshly minced garlic, and chopped aromatic basil begin the flavor festival. These flavors are followed closely by ground oregano and black pepper, with maybe a dash of red pepper flakes to taste. It’s a crockpot chicken cacciatore recipe to put the “chic” back in your “chic”ken dish nights. Seriously, it’s just that good.

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Crock-Pot Chicken Cacciatore

This fantastic cacciatore recipe is a great weeknight meal for the busy family.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 bonless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 yellow onion or sweet onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 29 ounces fire roasted tomatoes cans
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup basil freshly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated

Instructions

  • Pour 1/2 cup of the diced tomatoes in the bottom of a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients in this order: chicken breasts, onion, bell pepper, garlic, black pepper, salt, remaining diced tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours or low 6-7 hours.
  • If desired, serve chicken over a bed of whole wheat spaghetti, brown rice, or quinoa.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of chicken before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 561mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
Keywords Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Slow Cooker

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24 Comments

    1. Michelle, You could try cutting the chicken into small cubes and cuting back the cooking time. Or, use chicken thighs for a more moist option.

    1. Julia, Yes, this recipe can be premade and frozen, just be sure to thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating.

    1. Mary, you are correct. Zucchini would become mushy if cooked the entire 4 or 8 hours. However, if you wait to add the zucchini until the last 45 minutes of cooking it will work just fine!

  1. Hi. I do not have balsamic vinegar. Which ingerdient can i replace it with. Would really love to try this recipe

    1. Hi Brenda! You can replace the balsamic vinegar with 3 tablespoon apple cider or red wine vinegar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of honey! Balsamic vinegar is sweeter than any other vinegars, which is honey would need to be added.

    1. Linda, Yes it is 9 SmartPoints and this does not include pasta. The points were calculated using a WWs system calculator.

  2. Is this 9 smart points including the pasta? Im not seeing how it can be 9 points per serving especially with the new freestyle plan (unless you are supposed to use skin on chicken breasts?)

      1. I just put it in the weight watchers recipe builder and added 8 oz of uncooked whole wheat pasta which makes about 4 cups of cooked pasta. Dividing it into 6 servings it is 4 points under the new freestyle program.

  3. Can I use regular whole tinned tomatoes for this recipe? Can’t find the fire roasted anywhere. Or could I oven roast my own and then add them? Thanks

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