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Chicken Cacciatore

chicken cacciatore Entree Italian
Chicken Cacciatore
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 7 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 6

Looking for a winner of a chicken dinner? Then check out this delicious slow-cooker chicken cacciatore, perfect for a weeknight, family-friendly Italian meal that tastes fancy but is easy to prep (like, 10 minutes easy).

Updated December 4, 2019
Progresso Broth
Make with
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

  • 1
    package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs (6 thighs)
  • 1
    jar (26 oz) tomato pasta sauce
  • 1
    cup white wine or Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1
    can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 2
    teaspoons sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1
    package (8 oz) fresh whole mushrooms, quartered
  • 1
    medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1
    box (16 oz) penne pasta
  • 1/3
    cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2
    tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, place chicken.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix pasta sauce, wine, tomato paste, sugar, dried basil, mushrooms and bell pepper; spoon over chicken.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours.
  • 4
    About 15 minutes before serving, cook pasta as directed on package. Transfer chicken mixture to large serving bowl or deep platter. Serve with pasta. Garnish with cheese and fresh basil.

  • Use a combination of thighs and drumsticks, if desired.
  • Chopped celery, carrots and green bell peppers can be added as well.
  • Swap penne pasta for your own favorite shape, such as rotini, ziti or rigatoni.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
680
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
24%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
60mg
21%
Sodium
1120mg
47%
Potassium
1150mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
96g
32%
Dietary Fiber
7g
30%
Sugars
20g
Protein
39g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
40%
40%
Exchanges:
4 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
6 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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