Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

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This slow cooker chicken cacciatore is the perfect slow cooker recipe to warm you up during the winter months. Plus it is also gluten free, diary free and low carb.

This slow cooker chicken cacciatore is the perfect slow cooker recipe to warm you up during the winter months. Gluten free, diary free, keto and paleo.

Chicken Cacciatore is a meal that my mum used to make us as kids. It was one of my fave meals growing up and this slow cooker method is super easy to make and you will have extra portions for the next day.

I am a big fan of slow cooker recipes as there is nothing better than getting your dinner sorted early in the day and letting it cook all day.

The smell is always so good and I love how it wafts throughout the house

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • HEALTHY – This is a super healthy meal made with simple ingredients, which can be found at your local supermarket or food markets.
  • GLUTEN-FREE/LOW-CARB – this recipe is gluten-free and low-carb. Just add your favourite low-carb side (cauliflower rice / zucchini noodles) instead of quinoa or rice.
  • EASY TO MAKE – Once you have browned the chicken, just add to your slow cooker, along with the remaining ingredients and then let it cook on low for 8 hours. 

INGREDIENTS

  • Chicken drumsticks and thighs
  • Coconut oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Carrots
  • Celery stalks
  • Mushrooms
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Chicken stock
  • Tomato paste
  • Fresh oregano 
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Olives (kalamata)

FAQs

I recommend cooking on low heat for 8 hours to ensure you bring out the flavours of the dish. But if you don’t have 8 hours to make this meal, you can set your slow cooker to high and cook for 4 hours.

Once the cacciatore has cooled, transfer to air tight container, You can store in your refrigerator for up to 3 days or in your freezer for up to 3 months.
When ready to eat, thaw it out and bring to room temperature. Transfer to a skillet / pan and reheat over low-medium heat until warmed through.

If you are wanting low carb, then serve with zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice.

If you don’t want low

This slow cooker chicken cacciatore is the perfect slow cooker recipe to warm you up during the winter months. Gluten free, diary free, keto and paleo.

Check out my slow cooker butter chicken, slow cooker lamb shanks and slow cooker osso bucco for more yummy slow cooker recipes to try.

Lastly, I would love to hear from you if you make this recipe. You can either leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! If you do make this recipe, please tag me on Instagram! It really makes my day when I see your creations of my recipes.

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Vanessa Gengaroli
This slow cooker chicken cacciatore is the perfect slow cooker recipe to warm you up during the winter months. Gluten free, diary free, keto and paleo.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 589 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4.4 lbs bone-In chicken thighs and drumsticks
  • 2-3 tbl coconut oil
  • 1 onion large
  • 3 – 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 carrots medium, sliced thinly
  • 2 celery stalks sliced thinly
  • 2 cups mushrooms sliced thinly
  • 14 oz tinned tomatoes chopped preferably
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbl tomato paste
  • 1 tbl oregano fresh, finely chopped
  • pinch salt and pepper to season
  • 1 cup olives kalamata, pitted

Instructions
 

  • Heat coconut oil in a large skillet on moderate-high heat and brown the chicken pieces, approximately 3-4 minutes each side. You will probably need to do this in a few batches and may need to add some extra coconut oil.
  • Once the chicken is browned, add to the slow cooker with the remaining ingredients (except the mushrooms and olives), mixing well to combine. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Add the mushrooms and olives to the slow cooker in the last 30 minutes of cooking and stir to combine.
  • Serve with your favourite side and enjoy

Notes

  • This goes well with quinoa, zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice.
  • If you are rushed on time, you can cook on high for four hours. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serveCalories: 589kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 68gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 292mgSodium: 453mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3g
Keyword chicken, italian food, slow cooker
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