Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore
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Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore with onions, peppers, mushrooms and carrots is slow cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce. It's an easy and healthy comfort meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 265kcal
Author Marjory Pilley

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs excess fat removed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 medium onion halved and sliced
  • 1 pepper red, green or yellow, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 carrots sliced or cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms sliced
  • 29 ounces stewed tomatoes Two 14.5 ounce cans
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Pasta or zoodles of choice, optional whole wheat, gluten free or serve over zoodles
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese optional topping

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Brown chicken for about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Add chicken, onions, peppers, carrots and mushrooms to crock pot.
  • Mix tomatoes, garlic, oregano and red wine vinegar together.
  • Pour tomato mixture over chicken and vegetables and stir slightly to allow tomato mixture to coat vegetables and chicken.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
  • To thicken sauce, remove chicken to serving platter and keep warm.
  • Mix together corn starch and water and then stir into sauce remaining in the crock pot.
  • Cook on high for 15 minutes.
  • Return chicken to crock pot or pour sauce over chicken on serving platter.
  • If desired, serve with pasta of choice cooked according to instructions and Parmesan cheese.

Notes

Leave out carrots, use canned diced tomatoes (with less than 3g of sugar per servicng) and use arrowroot instead of corn starch to keep recipe South Beach Phase 1 compliant. Also, serve without noodles or over zucchini zoodles.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 832mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3635IU | Vitamin C: 13.1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3.2mg