Slow Cooker Cacciatore Chicken Recipe

Published on June 29, 2014 By Lauren

This Slow Cooker chicken Cacciatore recipe is AMAZING! Set and forget it and your friends will never guess how easy it is!

One of our new favorite things to eat is this easy cacciatore chicken recipe made in the slow cooker.

The flavors that result from the peppers, onions and dark meat chicken in the tomato sauce are simply delicious.  The vegetables are so tender, and the meat pulls off the bone with a fork perfectly.  You will LOVE this one!


Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Lauren Greutman


  • 3 Chicken Leg Quarters with the skin removed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 bell pepper of any color, sliced
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes 28 oz. each
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes 14.5 oz. each
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced or crushed
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt more if desired
  • Shredded mozzarella


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  • With the skin removed, brown chicken in oil. 2 minutes per side, flipping once.
  • In the slow-cooker, combine crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, peppers and onions spices and mix. Add the chicken from the skillet.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Serve over pasta and mozzarella cheese (put cheese directly on the pasta, and then top with the chicken and sauce).

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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