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23 October, 2017

Chicken Cacciatore – Slow cooker version

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Cacciatore in Italian means “hunter-style”. Basically if a hunter came home empty-handed, his wife would kill a chicken for the meal instead.

I use my slow cooker a lot, a LOT, coz its so easy to throw things in before going to bed with a wonderful aroma waking me up in the morning. I have this tiny little 2 Qt slow cooker that is perfect to make a batch that lasts for 2-3 meals for me.

Cacciatore is usually made with braised chicken, made in tomato based sauce with onion and wild mushrooms. I didn’t have mushrooms handy, hence i have omitted them. This is a dish which you can experiment with whatever you have available. I added a potato and some green beans and they soaked up all of the flavors and tasted heavenly.

Chicken Cacciatore - Slow cooker version

By sujeesha Published: October 23, 2017

  • Yield: 6 cups (2 Servings)
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs 0 min
  • Ready In: 8 hrs 10 mins

Cacciatore in Italian means "hunter-style". Basically if a hunter came home empty-handed, his wife would kill a chicken for the meal …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle salt and pepper on chicken pieces making sure to coat all sides.
  2. Heat ghee on medium high in a skillet.
  3. Throw in chicken and sear on both sides until lightly golden. About 2 minutes on each side. Pick out chicken using a tong and place in the slow cooker's bowl.
  4. In the same pan throw in shallots and fry till translucent.
  5. Dump in rest of the veggies except tomato and saute for a couple of minutes.
  6. Transfer veggies into slow cooker. Add diced tomato, tomato sauce, paprika, turmeric, fresh ground pepper and give it a nice stir.
  7. Slow cook for 6 hours on low and another 2 hours on high. :- I started the slow cooker before going to bed. In the morning, just before leaving to work I turned it up to high and came home for lunch to a house filled with wonderful aroma of Chicken Cacciatore!!
  8. Serve hot over rice or pasta. However, since i'm on a Whole30 cleanse, I had a bowl by itself and the potatoes gave me the carb i needed. 🙂

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