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easy family Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore is a rustic Italian dish with braised flavorful bone-in chicken slow cooked in a luscious tomato sauce and aromatic vegetables that will change your life!
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken crock pot recipe, chicken slow cooker recipe, hunter-style chicken, slow cooker recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 559kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 4 Chicken thighs bone in, skin on
  • 2 Chicken drumsticks bone in, skin on
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium Yellow onion sliced
  • 1 Red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 Green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives
  • 2 cups Baby bella mushrooms sliced (aka crimini)
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 28 ounces Crushed tomatoes
  • 14.5 ounces Diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup Chicken stock


  • Mix 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper and sprinkle over the chicken.
  • Heat olive oil in a medium skillet (I love using cast iron) over medium-high heat. Place about 1/2 of the chicken pieces in the skillet skin side down. Cook until browned, about 3 minutes each side. Place browned chicken in the slow cooker while you cook the remaining chicken. Repeat.
  • Meanwhile: add onions, peppers, olives, mushrooms, garlic, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, chicken stock, and remaining 1/2 salt to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 5 hours.
  • Serve over polenta, mashed potatoes, pasta, or rice and enjoy!


Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 2024mg | Potassium: 1493mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1825IU | Vitamin C: 92.5mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 5.3mg