Sunday, May 26, 2013

Chicken Cacciatore

Time for another crockpot meal! This recipe does require a little more work than just throwing it all in the crockpot, but is worth the little extra time. It's still super simple and very satisfying.The chicken gets nice and tender and just falls off the bone.

Chicken Cacciatore  (Serves 8)

8 chicken thighs, with the bone, skin removed( I left skin on)
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
1/2 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
1/2 large onion, sliced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 bay leaf
salt and fresh pepper to taste
1/4 cup fresh herbs such as basil or parsley for topping

Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Brown chicken on both sides a few minutes, season with salt and pepper. Add to the slow cooker. To the skillet, add a little more oil if needed and add onions and peppers. Sauté until juices release and the vegetables become golden, a few minutes.

Add to the slow cooker. Pour tomatoes over the chicken and vegetables, add oregano, bay leaf, salt and pepper, give it a quick stir and cover. Set crock pot to LOW 8 hours or HIGH 4 hours.

Remove bay leaf, adjust salt and pepper and enjoy!

Serve over pasta or rice. 

Recipe slightly adapted from Skinny Taste

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