Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 8 hr
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.
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
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.
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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