I feel like its been a while since I posted a recipe, so I thought I’d share a favorite in our household…Slow Cooked Chicken Cacciatore. Firstly, I must express how much I love using my slow cooker. You throw all the ingredients in slow cooker in the a.m. and but the evening, you have a delicious dinner! It certainly makes life so much easier, especially in this crazy hot weather when you don’t feel like using the oven or stove.
This recipe is super simple to put together, and with the exception of chopping some veggies, doesn’t require much preparation. I like to serve the Chicken Cacciatore over brown rice, Bulgar wheat or whole wheat pasta.
- 1 pkg (about 2 lbs) chicken breasts
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 pkg pre-sliced white mushrooms
- ½ a large onion (sliced thin)
- 1 green bell pepper (sliced thin)
- 1 red bell pepper (sliced thin)
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- Chopped fresh basil (5 leaves)
- 1 jar (24 oz) Bertolli Organic Traditional Tomato & Basil Sauce
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients (with the exception of the chicken) in a large bowl and mix well. Place chicken breasts into slow cooker and top with sauce mixture. Cook on low for 6 hours.
Remove chicken breasts from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Place shredded chicken back into the slow cooker, mix well and cook on low for 1 more hour.
Recipe Adapted from Wegmans.
What are your favorite slow cooker recipes?
Do you use the slow cooker more in the winter or summertime?