Better-than-Ever Slow-Cooker Cacciatore

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(9) 9 Reviews
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
7
hr.
15
min.
Servings

8 servings

Chicken thighs get even juicier after a simmer in the slow cooker—and in this easy cacciatore recipe, they only take 15 minutes to prep for cooking!

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  • Place onions in slow cooker; top with chicken and bay leaf. Mix next 6 ingredients in medium bowl. Add mushrooms; stir to evenly coat. Spoon over chicken; cover with lid.
  • Cook on LOW 7 to 9 hours (or on HIGH 4 to 5 hours). About 15 min. before ready to serve, cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Drain pasta. Remove bay leaf from chicken mixture; discard. Spoon chicken mixture over pasta; top with cheese and parsley.

Note from the Kraft Kitchens

This version of cacciatore is based on a classic recipe using tomato paste, so the flavor of the sauce is more strongly tomato and less like a pasta sauce. If you prefer a spicier sauce, increase the basil, oregano and pepper – and be sure they are within their shelf life so that you are getting their full flavor. Substituting dry white wine for the broth enhances the sauce flavor nicely, too.

Substitute

Substitute dry white wine for the chicken broth.

Servings

  • 8 servings

Healthy Living

  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 3 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 2 Starch
  • 2 Vegetable
  • 3 Meat (L)
  • 1-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

This slow-cooked meal can fit into a healthful eating plan.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 410
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 530mg
Carbohydrate 44g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Protein 32g
   
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Susantennyson | Mon, Oct 27 2014 7:38 PM

    This is so good. My husband loved it. I did add a red and green bell pepper. We got 2 meals from it and enough to freeze for later.

  • pirategirl007 | Tue, Jan 28 2014 7:07 PM

    We tried this tonight and it was very very bland. It needs acid, salt, more spices, more vegetables, and the sauce is too thick to serve with pasta. I was afraid it was an error in my cooking but its a faulty recipe.

  • decoone | Tue, May 28 2013 3:05 PM

    I made up my mind to attempt this recipe due to its ease before reading the reviews. Since my family hates bland food, I doubled the spices as well as salted and peppered the chicken before putting in the slow cooker. I also used five very large garlic cloves. I used a half a cup of broth because I was afraid that it wouldn't be juicy enough with the two cans of paste. I happened to have carrots on hand so I cut up four and mixed them in with the onions on the bottom of the crock pot. It came out pretty good on an unseasonably chilly May day. I also did not trim any bits of fat or skin off the supposedly skinless chicken thighs. I like having enough veggies in with my crock pot dishes so there are no other veggie sides like salads. I can't beat how easy this was!

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