Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

This easy healthy slow cooker chicken cacciatore is a tasty crockpot recipe with fantastic Italian flavors and just 10 minutes of hands-on time. 

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I’m about to brighten up your day with a little bit of crockpot magic and I’m going to tell you, this is without a doubt one of the best (maybe the absolute best!) slow cooker meals that will ever grace your kitchen. Chicken, pasta, veggies, all of it made in one pot with just 15 minutes of hands-on time and the slow cooker does the rest of the work.

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And the answer is YES, even the pasta is made right there in the slow cooker – no need to boil separately. So this is truly a one pot meal. Heaven knows I can never have enough one-potters on my go-to list of weeknight recipes.

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Even my husband – a mushroom, olive, and tomato hater (how can you hate tomatoes!?) loves this dish. Take a second to let that sink in. He hates three of the main ingredients in this dish and still devoured a giant plateful! That right there is the ultimate test. This is classic chicken cacciatore deliciousness, made in the slow cooker so all of those flavors marinate for hours to deliver mind blowing yumminess when dinner time rolls around. You’re going to go crazy for this dish.

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Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
 
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This easy healthy slow cooker chicken cacciatore is a tasty crockpot recipe with fantastic Italian flavors and just 10 minutes of hands-on time.
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts OR chicken thighs
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • ½ cup kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup capers
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 8 ounces thin spaghetti noodles
  • 2½ cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups packed fresh baby spinach
  • 12 ounces tomato paste (one 12-ounce can OR two 6-ounce cans)
  • optional: grated parmesan cheese for topping
Instructions
  1. Lightly grease a slow cooker. Add water to the slow cooker, then whisk in flour. Arrange chicken in the slow cooker in a single layer, then top with tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, capers, capers, garlic, salt and pepper, Italian seasoning, and chicken broth. Cover and cook for 6-7 hours on low OR 3-4 hours on high.
  2. Uncover slow cooker, add spaghetti noodles, spinach, and tomato paste, stir to combine. Cover and cook another 15-20 minutes. Stir again and serve topped with cracked black pepper, fresh thyme, and grated parmesan cheese if desired.

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This looks good! How much chicken broth do you add? I don’t see it on the ingredient list.

    Hi Sharon,

    2 1/2 cups is the correct amount of chicken broth. I’ve added it to the ingredients! Thanks!

How much chicken broth?

    2 1/2 cups 🙂

hey girl- this looks delish!

Tiffany – It’s looks delicious, but I want to confirm whether you really use 15 ounces of tomato paste in this recipe. The largest can I ever see of tomato paste is 6 oz, and rarely do I ever need more than a few tablespoons in any recipe. Is this a typo?

Tiffany – It looks delicious, but I want to confirm whether you really use 15 ounces of tomato paste in this recipe. The largest can I ever see of tomato paste is 6 oz, and rarely do I ever need more than a few tablespoons in any recipe. Is this a typo?

Tiffany – Do you really use 15 ounces of tomato paste in this recipe? The largest can I ever see of tomato paste is 6 oz, and rarely do I ever need more than a few tablespoons in any recipe. Is this a typo?

    Hi!

    I’m so sorry for the typo! The correct amount of tomato paste is 12 oz.

Sounds yummy, could you tell me what temperature you have the slow cooker at for once you add the pasta. Thanks!

    Hi Julie!

    Great question! Turn the temp to high when you add the pasta. I will add this to the directions!

This looks great! I was making a list of ingredients to pick up at the store and saw chicken broth in the directions but not in the ingredients list. How much chicken broth did you add? Thanks!

    Hi Kelly!

    So sorry! This has been added to the ingredients! The amount of chicken broth to use is 2 1/2 cups.

I was wondering the same question about the amount of tomato paste ? Typo?
And also, how much chicken broth?

    Hi Tara!

    I’ve revised the ingredients and everything is correct now. So sorry! The correct amounts are 12 oz. tomato paste and 2 1/2 cups chicken broth. 🙂

How much chicken broth do you add? Looks like several cups in the video.

    Hello,

    2 1/2 cups chicken broth 🙂

Yummy! My husband and I also don’t like mushrooms or olives BUT this recipe looks too good to pass up! Thanks for sharing as always. So many of your recipes have made it into my cooking routine – sweet fiery chicken is our favorite!

hey Tiffany this looks really good my question is how much chicken broth it’s not mentioned in the list

Oh dear. Love the cacciatore dishes so much ! Thank you so much for this idea !

Great recipe, enjoyed it alot, but as a single guy that does not have intuitive sense for cooking, would have appreciated knowing how much chicken broth to add, it is not mentioned anywhere that I could find!

    So sorry for the confusion Steve! That typo has been fixed and the recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups chicken broth. 🙂

I just have to say, I adore the way you take a super comforting dish and make it look so elegant and beautiful! It’s right up my ally…except on my ally, the photography’s not nearly as good 😉

I have to say, I seriously adore the way you take super comforting dishes and make them appear so beautiful and elegant! It’s right up my ally…except my ally probably isn’t as well lit and the photography isn’t nearly as good 😉 This dish looks amazing!

I was wondering if you put the pasta in cooked or uncooked?

    The chicken is raw when you put it into the slow cooker. 🙂

Yum!!!
How would you recommend adjusting the time, temp, etc. to cook this in a cast iron Dutch oven?
Thanks!
Can’t wait to try it!

Do you have the calorie and nutrition info?

Do you know the approximate amount of chicken you’d use in ounces? Chicken breasts vary so much in size, I want to be sure I’m using close to the right amount.

Do you know the approximate amount of chicken in ounces that should be used?

Oh my, I’m a sucker for anything tomato and olive. Looks divine! Thanks for the recipe!

– MAK

It doesn’t look like you’re still reading comments, but I’m going to ask anyway. Do you think the proportions of everything else will work if I omit the spinach? I have a family member who cannot eat spinach due to a blood-clotting disorder.

I’ll probably try it whether you respond or not – looking for a way to use up some chicken thighs in the freezer and found this recipe.

    Hi Lizz – I do try to get to all of my comments but with hundreds coming in each day I can’t always get to every single one in a timely manner darn it. For this recipe, I think you could omit the spinach and it would still come out great. 🙂

Thanks for responding, Tiffany.