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!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 large onion, halved, thinly sliced
2 lb. boneless skinless chicken thigh s
1 bay leaf
2 cans (6 oz. each) tomato paste
1/4 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 pkg. (8 oz.) sliced fresh mushroom s
4 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
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Let's Make It
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.
For easy cleanup, line slow cooker with plastic liner bag before filling with ingredients and cooking as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 44g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.