Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe – This easy crock pot dinner recipe makes a great budget meal and is simple to throw together on a busy morning. Chicken thighs are slow cooked in a tomato sauce with oregano, peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Perfect served over spaghetti, mashed potatoes, or cauliflower rice.
I love that this simple dinner recipe is healthy and all made in one pot. If you like, you can whip together some mashed potatoes or boil some spaghetti to serve with it.
If you have an Aldi by you, they usually have good prices on chicken thighs. Really, they have good prices on almost all of these ingredients! You can also just shop the sales at any local supermarket.
Here’s what the ingredient list looks like…
And it really is this simple to prep…
At the end of the day, when everyone is starving, they’ll walk into a home that smells amazing and sit down to this…
What’s not to love?
By the way, if you’re struggling with getting dinner on the table and find yourself hitting the drive through way too much, you’ll definitely save money on groceries by meal planning each week. Add this recipe to your meal plan rotation. We did so much meal planning and penny pinching to take control of our money and get out of debt. It works!
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Now, without further ado…
Easy to prepare and easy on the budget, this Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore recipe using chicken thighs is sure to become a family favorite.
- 2 pounds chicken thighs
- 2 bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 (8 ounce) package sliced mushrooms
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes in puree
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Spray inside slow cooker liner with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place chicken in slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper.
- Top the chicken with bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms.
- In a bowl, combine the crushed tomatoes with the remaining ingredients: garlic, red wine vinegar, and oregano. Pour over vegetables.
- Cover with lid and cook on low for 6 hours.
If a crispier skin is desired on the chicken before serving, preheat the broiler and prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil spritzed with nonstick cooking spray.
Transfer the cooked chicken thighs to the baking sheet and place under the broiler for 5 to 10 minutes or until desired crispness. Watch carefully to avoid burning.
Serve chicken with sauce as is or over spaghetti, mashed potatoes, or riced cauliflower.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 194mgSodium: 352mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 37g
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