slow cooker chicken cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
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An easy and delicious winter classic. This slow cooker chicken cacciatore is easy to prepare and then you just wait for it to cook, super easy!

🍴Serves: 6
🕒 Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 hours (low) or 4 hours (high)


  • ​2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, chopped (optional)
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 8 skinless chicken thigh fillets chopped in chunks
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced (wash, no need to peel)
  • 2 zucchinis, diced
  • 1 capsicum, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 700g bottle tomato passata
  • 1 teaspoon salt reduced chicken stock (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • 2 handful parsley, chopped (if you have some)
  • 500g cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives


  1. Add everything into slow cooker (aside from olives and mushrooms) and stir to combine, Cover.
  2. Cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 8 hours)
  3. Add mushroom in the last 30 minutes of cooking
  4. Add olives before serving
  5. Serve on quinoa or rice or mashed potatoes or pasta. Great with steamed vegetables (green beans, carrots, broccoli etc) or fresh salad


Don’t have a slow cooker? Cook for 6-8 hours in your oven at 110°C.

Any sad veggies can be added to this dish.

Leftovers can be made into a pie by simply topping with some puff pastry and baking.


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