Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore – Hunter food

Chicken Cacciatore by Chef John
chicken cacciatoreIn Italian, “Cacciatore” means ” hunter”, and in cuisine a meal that has been cooked “hunter style” is known as “ala cacciatore”.
The classic ingredients for a cacciatore dish are tomatoes, onion, mushrooms, bell pepper, and herbs. Sometimes wine is added and it can be either red or white.

The Italians love their cacciatore and usually make it with either chicken or rabbit. You can vary the recipe by the type of wine added. In the south of Italy a red wine might be added, while in the north a white is more usual.

You can cook a cacciatore with chicken on the stove top or in the oven. But I prefer to let it slow cook in – guess what – a slow cooker!
For me, the flavours develop by the slow cooking over a few hours. I then serve it over pasta, or just with chunks of bread to soak up the juices. You can also try it with a salad, rice or cannelli beans.

This recipe is by Chef John from He cooks it in the oven, but it works equally well in your slow cooker

Make a big pot full of chicken cacciatore because it’s great for parties – don’t forget the Chianti, and plenty of it.