Monday, March 21, 2011

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

 Easy and delicious.  I loved this one. I am totally into quick meals as I lost my cooking mojo and fgained some sewing mojo.  In the last month or so I have participated in Iron Craft nearly every week, made curtains for my upstairs bathroom, pieced a few quilts, made a few table runners or centers, made three coin purses, and started to piece another quilt, Cathedral Window style.   With all that I have had little time for cooking.  Soups and salads and quick easy meals are gaining popularity in my household.

This checken cacciatore is about as easy as opening a few jars and throwing a few things in.  Voila, the crock pot does the rest.  And may I say it is majorly delicious.  Lots of flavor.  Oh and pretty light.

Chicken Cacciatore
Adapted from Not Your Mothers Slow Cooker Cookbook

6 skinless chicken thighs (you could put in more without increasing the liquid)
1 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves
12 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 cup chopped red pepper
1/2 cup white wine ( I used one that was on the dry side)
1 jar of your favorite sauce
1 jar of stewed tomatoes, flavored if you like- I used my homemade tomato soup with vegetables

Throw it all in the crock pot.  Set on low for seven or eight hours.  Set on high for four to five hours. Serve with pasta and bread for sopping all those flavorful juices.
*If you want it thick make a small amount of slurry with 1/4 cup flour and a tablespoon or two of water.  Mix well and then stir into the mixture an hour before it is done.


ann low said...

I love simple and easy meal too. Ths crockpot chicken looks so delicious and am sure your family enjoyed this dish.

Unknown said...

I will have to try it . I also get in those funks where i get fed up with cooking .

Mary Bergfeld said...

Don't you love that cookbook? Your chicken sounds wonderful. Is there any chance we'll get to see your curtains and other efforts? Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

mely said...

Wow! Lori, you really use your crock pot! :)
This seems so easy to make. And with this busy world this recipes are very welcome in every kitchen.

Thanks for the recipe!

Have a happy day!

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Looks fantastic, Lori. I made the mistake of starting my ciabatta at midnight last night and had to stay up until 3 am to do the 3 rounds of folding before it could go hibernate in the refrigerator.

grace said...

i like the name of that cookbook, and i like the looks of this dish. thank the lord for giving us the crockpot. :)

Robin Sue said...

I never liked chicken cacciatore as a kid and now I can't get enough. I need plenty of easy recipes right now that I am so busy. Love my crockpot!

kat said...

Oh, I love my crockpot too so perfect when you are lost in quilting ;)

Karen I said...

This is amazing! I had chubby chix legs on hand so stripped off the fat. Used 2 cans tom. sauce, 1 can tomato bits. Added fresh italian parsley and greek oregano, finishing with some cracked pepper to taste. The white wine was a great addition. I used what I had on hand, but your recipe was very inspiring & would be terrific as you wrote it. Highly recommend, chix was super moist/tender.