Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Easy slow cooker chicken cacciatore the whole family will love! It makes a complete meal with steamed rice, pasta noodles, mashed potatoes, roasted veggies, and a salad!


– 2 Tbsp avocado oil – 3 to 4 lbs bone-in skin-on chicken thighs* – Sea salt – Black pepper – Paprika – 1 large yellow onion chopped – 2 bell peppers colors of choice – 2 large carrots chopped – 6 cloves garlic minced – 1 28-oz can crushed tomatoe – ½ cup chicken broth – ½ cup white wine optional** – 2 tsp Italian seasoning


Season both sides of chicken thighs with paprika, sea salt, and pepper. Over high heat, heat avocado oil in a large skillet. Wait a few minutes for the skillet to sizzle.

Step 1

Place chicken thighs (or pieces) skin-side down in the skillet and brown for 3–5 minutes per side (5–10 minutes total). 

Step 2

Reduce heat to medium-high if skin darkens quickly. This step may require two batches, depending on skillet size. Eight thighs fit in my 12-inch nonstick skillet.

Step 3

Add chopped onion, bell peppers, garlic, and carrots to the slow cooker bottom while the chicken browns.

Step 4

Add the browned chicken, crushed tomatoes, broth, and wine to the slow cooker. Before stirring, salt everything well with sea salt.

Step 5

Cover your crock pot and cook on low for 8–10 hours or high for 4–6 hours. After cooking the chicken cacciatore, taste it and add sea salt to taste.

Step 6

Serve chicken cacciatore with rustic bread, pasta, white rice, or brown rice. Serve over zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash or cauliflower rice for low-carb.

Step 7

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