Take today’s recipe. I have seen it all over the web. So it offers up this question, did it originate on All Recipes and go viral from there, or was it popular somewhere else and was just shared on All Recipes. Humm, who knows!?!
But where ever this recipe originated, it is super easy and with all the workin’ and playin’ I’ve been doin’ all summer, easy is right up my alley.
Cacciatore is a classic Italian dish. It means ‘hunter’ which just means basically a rustic style stew. This meal varies slightly by region in Italy but usually involves chicken or rabbit, herbs and spices, and various rustic vegetables, such as onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms. Traditionally slow cooked for an hour or so on the stove top or in the oven, this version is cooked in the crock-pot. Serve this rustic style over pasta or simply as is with a side of crusty bread.
Slow Cooker Chicken CacciatorePrintable Version
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 8 hours on low Serves: 4
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into a large dice1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and cubed
1 (8 ounce) package fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper
½ pound pasta, cooked according to package directions
Put the chicken in the slow cooker. Top with the spaghetti sauce, green bell peppers, mushrooms, onion, garlic and seasonings.Cover, and cook on Low for 7 to 9 hours.
Serve over prepared pasta.