Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

October 3rd, 2009

This is the treat that awaited me on my return from New York. The weather has turned cool in the NC Mountains and I was suprised when I got off the plane in Asheville at the difference just a few days can make. We live about a half an hour from Ashville. My plane got in at 6:00 P.M. so I was curious as to what dinner plans David had made. He figured that since he had to pick me up, he needed to fix something that required very little attention. It took him a while to find my crock pot, but I think he came up with an excellent solution to the problem and coming home to the smell of dinner cooking is a comforting feeling. Add to that a flickering fire and good music and it felt good to be home again.


2 Chicken Breasts and 4 chicken thighs skinned
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 large red or green bell peppers, sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp. each basil and oregano
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
Fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 bay leaves
1 8 oz. stewed tomatoes with chiles
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups burgundy wine
Parmesan cheese, for sprinkling before serving

Place onions and peppers on bottom of crock pot. Add chicken. Stir together remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook on low 7 – 9 hours or high 3-4 hours. Serve with pasta or rice, with a salad on the side.

11 responses to “Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore”

  1. Welcome home Penny. David’s chicken recipe sounds divine. The weather has gotten cooler here in the mountains and you’re right, it’s fireplace time.
    I’ve never used a crock pot before, so I’m starting to collect a few recipes that sound good. I’m adding David’s Cacciatori.

  2. Good job David! What a wonderful homecoming you had Penny.

  3. It’s gotten a bit chilly for the first time here in god’s country (Kansas), we dipped into the 30’s this morning, but I am toasty warm in my snuggly… Would rather have that great looking fireplace you showed in the background…

    And square pumpkin colored plates!

    And you know when guys cook, it shows how much we love our girls… A great welcome home

  4. Katy ~ says:

    Gosh, it all sounds perfect!

  5. Kate says:

    Such a thoughtful homecoming! I enjoy Chicken Cacciatore! Comfort food for a cool evening. This will be great next week! Thank you!

  6. Lyla says:

    He bikes! He cooks! He writes! Sounds like you found the perfect man! Good job, David.

  7. What a great treat! It’s looks like he was ready to have you home again! It’s nice to be missed and appreciated.

  8. I love that you made this in the crock pot! And the cutlery is wild – I want them! 🙂

  9. Mary says:

    How lucky you are to have a husband who also cooks. Its wonderful to have a friend working with you in the kitchen. Have a great day.

  10. Bella says:

    Sounds delicous. How nice to have a husband who had dinner ready for your return, too. 🙂

  11. Chicken Cacciatore is one of my all-time favorites, but have never tried cooking it in a crock pot. I bet the slow cooking makes the flavors fuse together and everything tender. I’m definitely going to try this method & recipe. Thanks…

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