140.4…Chicken Cacciatore

Last night’s dinner was a winner.

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Winner winner, chicken dinner. And to top it off, it was a slow cooker recipe so I was able to throw everything into the crock pot and forget about it (mostly) until dinner time.

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Chicken Cacciatore (Serves 6)

Recipe adapted from Cuisine Recipes


3 lb. bone-in chicken pieces, skin removed, pieces seasoned with salt and pepper

14 cup all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

34 cup dry red wine

1 can crushed tomatoes (28 oz.)

1 onion, sliced

8 oz. cremini or button mushrooms, quartered

2 Tbsp. minced garlic

1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning

1 tsp. anchovy paste

1 red bell pepper, sliced

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh oregano

Parmesan cheese


Dredge chicken in flour, shaking off any excess.

Brown chicken on both sides in hot oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat, about 8–10 minutes. Transfer chicken to a 4- to 6-qt. slow cooker.

Deglaze sauté pan with wine, cooking until liquid is reduced by half. Transfer wine mixture to the slow cooker.

Add crushed tomatoes, onion, mushrooms, garlic, Italian seasoning, and anchovy paste to the slow cooker.

Cover cacciatore; cook until chicken is tender, on low-heat setting for 3 12 to 4 12 hours. Add bell pepper, cover, and cook until pepper is tender, 30 minutes more. Taste for salt and pepper. Garnish with oregano and Parmesan.

Printable Recipe

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I served the Chicken Cacciatore with Lemon-Herb Pasta (recipe coming) and a mixed green salad.

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We kept saying over and over how good it was! 

This morning was awesome. I cannot remember the last time I got to sleep in on Saturday, in my own bed. Breakfast was scrambled egg beaters, salsa, green onions, shredded cheddar cheese and a bowl of pineapple.

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My son is leaving Tuesday for sleep away camp for 2 weeks. (Eeeeek!!!) There’s a long list of stuff that needed to be labeled and packed.

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I got it all in one big duffel bag!

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Great success!

Lunch was leftover Chicken Cacciatore.

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It was just as good the second time.

Tonight my husband and I are going to a Murder Mystery event in downtown San Diego. We have to wear costumes. It’s going to be interesting. :)

Did you ever go to sleep away camp? 


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