Chicken Cacciatore is a meal that my mum used to make us as kids. It was one of my fave meals growing up.
So, I decided to create a slow cooker version, as I am a big fan of using my slow cooker. There is nothing better than getting your dinner sorted early in the day and letting it cook all day. The smell is so good!
This is a big meal, so if you don't have eight people to feed, you will have leftovers for lunch the next day.
I hope you enjoy my Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore recipe.
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
- 2 kgs chicken pieces
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 - 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 medium carrots, sliced thinly
- 2 celery stalks, sliced thinly
- 2 cups mushrooms, sliced thinly
- 2 x 400gm chopped organic tinned tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon organic tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper, to season
- 1 cup olives, pitted
Heat coconut oil in a large skillet on moderate-high heat and brown the chicken pieces, approximately 3-4 minutes each side. You will probably need to do this in a few batches and may need to add some extra coconut oil.
Once the chicken is browned, add to the slow cooker with the remaining ingredients (except the mushrooms and olives), mixing well to combine. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
Add the mushrooms and olives to the slow cooker in the last 30 minutes of cooking and stir to combine.
Serve with your favourite side and enjoy
Note: This goes well with quinoa, zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice.
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