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Crockpot Red Wine Chicken Cacciatore

March 25, 2013

Ok, so I'm usually not a fan of slow cooker recipes with more than one step. I know, I know. I just really like the "dump all the ingredients in, and turn it on" factor that I usually pin more complicated recipes, but never get around to trying them. Don't let the extra steps in this one turn you away, it is so SO worth it! Browning the chicken in the skillet before putting it in the crock gives the chicken a different flavor, and it also prevents it from falling apart to shreds. The red wine just takes the flavor up a notch! 

Crockpot Red Wine Chicken Cacciatore
adapted from Little Kitchen Big Flavors

8 chicken thighs
1 tablespoon olive oil
14oz Pomi strained tomatoes*
14oz Pomi chopped tomatoes*
1 green pepper, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 cup red wine
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

*or 28oz crushed tomatoes, divided

Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken thighs about 7 minutes on each side, just enough to brown the outside, set aside. Spray in the inside of the Crockpot with nonstick spray. To the bottom, add strained tomatoes, sliced green pepper, garlic, seasonings, red wine, and sugar. Layer chicken thighs. Top chicken with chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours. Serve over rice or pasta.


Looking for some more slow cooker chicken ideas? Here's a few to try:

Crockpot Cola Chicken

Crockpot Chicken & Stuffing

I am an iPomi ambassador and we are challenged with coming up with a recipe each month using Pomi tomatoes. If you're not familiar, Pomi tomatoes come packaged in BPA free boxes and they're super fresh. You can check out more about Pomi here.

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12 comments on "Crockpot Red Wine Chicken Cacciatore"
  1. This looks delicious!! I pinned it for later!

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  2. Hello!
    Just wanted to share that I have a recipe party going on over at Man Approved Diet. I'd love for you to stop by and bring a dish to share!

  3. sounds like a delicious recipe, going to have to try that. Stopping by from Tempt my Tummy blog hop. Have a great day.

  4. COOL!
    I would LOVE it if you shared this in my Linky Party! You can find it here:

  5. Delight for the eyes {and definitely the mouth, I am sure} ! I love that most of the ingredients are pantry stock :-) Thank you for sharing at ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS !

  6. Kelly, Where were you yesterday?? LOL! I made a quicky chicken caccitore last night that didn't turn out half as good as your looks! I am pinning this for the next time for sure! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week! I am also featuring it on my Facebook page :-)

  7. Hi Kelly,
    Your Crockpot Red Wine Chicken Cacciatore looks fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Delicious! I love recipes that can be made in the crockpot!

  9. Great crock pot recipe. I bet your house smelled so good while it was cooking. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  10. This looks great, and I will give it a of my favortie dishes. I am a new follower. Patsy

  11. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen