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. SkinnyMs. 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.

Crock-Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Crock-Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 318 | Total Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Sodium: 561 mg | Cholesterol: 96 mg | Carbohydrates: 11 g | Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 7 g | Protein: 34 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9


  • 4-6 chicken breasts filets
  • 1 yellow or sweet onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


  1. 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.
  2. If desired, serve chicken over a bed of whole wheat spaghetti, brown rice, or quinoa.
  3. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of chicken before serving.

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24 Comments on "Crock-Pot Chicken Cacciatore"

  1. Rhonda  October 20, 2015

    Made this last Friday and it was delicious!! Really easy to make too!! Thank you, Rhonda

    • SkinnyMs  October 20, 2015

      Thank you so much, Rhonda for the feedback. This one of my family's favorite dinner recipes. 🙂

  2. Darah  January 10, 2016

    I made this for the whole family, it was a big hit! Tasted so good.

  3. Michelle  January 25, 2016

    I want to try but always get rubbery tasteless chicken in the crockpot!!! What am I doing wrong ?

    • Gale Compton  January 26, 2016

      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.

  4. Julia  March 21, 2016

    Would this work as a freezer meal?

    • Gale Compton  March 21, 2016

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

  5. Avery S  March 26, 2016

    If I have a mini crockpot, can I cut this recipe in half?

  6. jen  September 28, 2016

    is this diced fire oasted tomatoe?

  7. Mary  January 6, 2017

    Could I add zucchini in the crackpot or will it get mushy?

    • Nichole Furlong  January 7, 2017

      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!

  8. Brenda  June 30, 2017

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

    • Nichole Furlong  July 1, 2017

      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.

  9. Linda  July 18, 2017

    I am curious where you are getting 9 smart points per serving. Is this including a serving of pasta?

    • Gale Compton  July 19, 2017

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

  10. Nancy  December 10, 2017

    This is one of our favorite crockpot recipes. Usually get 2 or 3 meals out of it for 2 people.

    • Jennifer Hanford  December 10, 2017

      Thank you, Nancy. So glad you enjoy this recipe!

  11. Michelle  January 16, 2018

    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?)

    • Gale Compton  January 16, 2018

      Michelle, We have over 1000 recipes and growing daily. We plan to update when possible. 🙂

      • Carol  January 27, 2018

        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.

  12. oonagh murphy  February 9, 2019

    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

    • Nichole Furlong  February 9, 2019

      Regular tomatoes will work fine for this recipe, or you can roast your own!


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