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4 from 3 votes

Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Servings: 6
Calories: 379kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium bell pepper, orange
  • 1 medium bell pepper, red
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce
  • 1 medium bay leaf
  • 8 ounce rotini pasta, whole wheat, dry

Toppings

  • 2 tablespoon parsley, fresh
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated

Serve With

  • 2 cup blackberries

Instructions

  • Slice peppers and onion. Mince garlic.
  • Cut up chicken and toss with the Italian seasoning, paprika, salt and red pepper.
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the seasoned chicken, and cook until it has seared slightly on all sides. Transfer chicken to a slow-cooker.
  • In the same pan, add 1 more tablespoon of olive oil and add the peppers, onion, and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables have softened slightly. Transfer the mixture to the slow-cooker.
  • Add the pasta sauce and bay leaf to the slow-cooker. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours, until chicken is tender.
  • When ready to serve, prepare pasta according to package directions. Toss the pasta with a bit of the sauce first, then top with the chicken, peppers and onion.
  • Top with fresh chopped parsley and Parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve blackberries on the side

Nutrition

Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1078mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g