Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian. A dish that is made “alla cacciatora” means its so cook it “hunter style”, often simmering with onions, herbs, tomatoes, bell peppers, and wine. The chicken becomes so tender it falls apart in this rich and rustic tomato sauce. This crockpot chicken cacciatore is loved by even the pickiest of eaters and is a regular in our house. I love it over zucchini noodles and my kids and husband love it on pasta. Super delicious and totally freezer friendly.
2 tbs olive oil
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. fresh ground pepper
1 14.5 oz. can tomato sauce
2 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
2 medium yellow onions, sliced
2 red bell peppers, sliced
8 oz. bella mushrooms, sliced
4 garlic cloves minced
2 tbs. Italian seasoning
2 tbs. fresh parsley, chopped
Add olive oil to large pan.
Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
Brown chicken thighs (2 minutes on each side) and set aside.
In the slow cooker add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic, and Italian seasoning.
Add chicken thighs to vegetable mixture in slow cooker.
Sprinkle thighs with parsley.
Cover and set on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
Serve on pasta, mashed potatoes, or zucchini noodles.