Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

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7 SmartPoints
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 8 hr
Serves: 4

Serve this classic Italian stew plain or over whole-wheat penne. For a spicier flavour, add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes at the start of cooking.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound(s) uncooked boneless skinless chicken thigh(s), boneless, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 cup(s) fresh mushroom(s), sliced (fresh, frozen or canned)

  • 1 strip(s) green pepper(s), sliced (fresh or frozen)

  • 1 cup(s) uncooked onion(s), chopped (fresh or frozen)

  • 1 clove(s) garlic clove(s), minced

  • 1 Tbsp canned tomato paste

  • 14 1⁄2 oz canned crushed tomatoes, fire-roasted

  • 1⁄4 fl oz red wine, dry-variety

  • 3⁄4 tsp dried oregano, crushed

  • 3⁄4 tsp table salt, divided

  • 1⁄4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in a 3- to 5-quart slow cooker. Add mushrooms, green pepper, onion, garlic, tomato paste, tomatoes and juice, wine, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and black pepper.

  2. Cover slow cooker; cook on high heat for 5 to 6 hours or on low heat for 6 to 8 hours. Taste just before serving and add remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt if necessary. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

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