Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore is a simple crockpot dinner recipe that you put in the crockpot in the morning and then have it ready in time for dinner! This family friendly classic Italian dinner recipe gives you a delicious meal with out hard work! Serve this Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe over pasta or zoodles and a salad for a complete meal.
Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
I like easy dump in the crockpot meals, they make my life so much easier and they give me a yummy dinner when I don’t feel like being in the kitchen cooking.
This Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe gives me all the flavors of Chicken Cacciatore with out all of the work. I just dump everything in the crockpot and let the crockpot do its thing. Come dinner time I open it up and magically dinner is done. Ok, so it really is not magic, but it sure seems like it after a busy day!
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A Healthy Chicken Cacciatore!
Many Chicken Cacciatore recipes call for breading and frying the chicken. This healthy Chicken Cacciatore recipe doesn’t need any of that. In fact there is no cooking needed before putting everything in to the crockpot.
There is plenty of flavor in this Chicken Cacciatore recipe with out having to do much work at all, which is one of the reason I love it so much.
Plus with all the green peppers, onion and mushrooms there are also plenty of veggies in this crockpot chicken recipe that the only real side dish I need is a salad.
What to serve with Chicken Cacciatore
I like to keep things easy. Make some pasta real quick while the Chicken Cacciatore is finishing cooking, a salad and some fresh bread makes the perfect meal.
We don’t always have fresh bread, but when I know the family is going to want it with dinner, I plan dinner that needs a fresh loaf of bread for a day I know I will be at the store. Then I just grab it from the bakery section and bread is covered. Sometimes I will turn the fresh bread into garlic bread other times I just slice it and serve it with homemade butter.
How to Make Chicken Cacciatore Freezer Meal
The great thing about this recipe is that you can easily turn it into a Chicken Cacciatore crockpot dump meal. All you have to do is prep your ingredients. Then put all ingredients except the pasta sauce and parmesan cheese in a freezer bag and put it in the freezer.
The night before you want to put the meal in your crockpot, take it out of the freezer and defrost it in the fridge. The next morning just dump the contents of the bag with your ingredients into the crockpot. Add the sauce and the parmesan cheese and cook for 6 hours on high. You can freezer it uncooked for up to 6 months.
If you want to cook the whole dish and the freeze it you can do that too. Just cook everything as directed. Then put it in a tinfoil pan and tightly cover the pan with tin foil. Cool to room temperature and then stick it in the freezer. It will last in the freezer like this for 2-3 months. Then when you want to reheat it all you have to do is defrost it and cook it in a pan on the stove.
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Can you make Chicken Cacciatore ahead of time?
If you are wanting to meal prep and spend a day making meals you can include this Chicken Cacciatore recipe! Just prep and cook the Chicken Cacciatore as directed. Then let cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
To reheat all you have to do is reheat it in the microwave or on the stove in a pan. Super easy!
Low Carb Chicken Cacciatore
If you are sticking to low carb then you can also enjoy this Chicken Cacciatore recipe over zoodles. There is a little bit more work involved because you have to make the zoodles, but thankfully after you have made them a few times they are quick and easy to make.
What Type of Sauce do you use for Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore?
When you are making this Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe you can use jarred sauce or homemade pasta sauce. Normally if I am using homemade sauce I use this homemade pasta sauce. If I want to change up the flavors a bit sometimes I will use creamy tomato pasta sauce.
I like to keep homemade sauce in the freezer, so I try to make batches of it at a time so I have it when I need it. However if you do not have homemade sauce, or don’t want to make homemade sauce jarred sauce will work just fine for this recipe. I suggest using a jarred sauce that has spices and seasonings already, like a tomato basil sauce.
Ingredients for Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
- boneless skinless chicken breast
- pasta sauce
- fresh mushrooms
- diced tomatoes
- green bell pepper
- shredded or grated parmesan cheese
How to Make Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
Chop the onions, green peppers and mushrooms.
Cut the chicken breast into bite sized pieces.
Add the chicken and veggies into the crockpot.
Pour the sauce and diced tomatoes on top of the chicken and veggies.
Then add in the parmesan cheese.
Turn the crockpot onto high setting and cook for 6 hours.
Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
- Spray crockpot with nonstick spray or line with a disposable crockpot liner.
- Chop the onions, green peppers and mushrooms.
- Cut the chicken breast into bite sized pieces.
- Add the chicken and veggies into the crockpot.
- Pour the sauce and diced tomatoes on top of the chicken and veggies.
- Then add in the parmesan cheese.
- Turn the crockpot onto high setting and cook for 6 hours.
3 Weight Watchers SMartPoints when using reduced fat pasta sauce
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