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Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore January 10, 2014

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Crockpot / Slowcooker Cacciatore

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I recently adapted one of my favorite recipes ( Stovetop Chicken Cacciatore ) for the crockpot.  Why adapt ?  I find with the slow cooker that veggies “give up” far more liquid in the crockpot, and that chicken breast seems to dry out.  I reduced the amount of tomatoes, and swapped out the breast for bone in (skin on) thighs which contribute to the very flavorful sauce.   You can remove the skin if you want, it’s tasty either way.  This can be prepped the night before, and plugged in before you leave for work.

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

6 Chicken Thighs (Bone in !)
2 Tbsp Flour
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
15 oz can of diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp tomato paste
3 cloves garlic diced
1/2 cup white wine
1 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp crumbled thyme leaves
3/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
2 large bay leaves
3 large zucchinis, julienned + 1 Tbsp olive oil  *or* noodles/rice

Lay chicken flat on a plate, sprinkle half the flour over the top, Turn pieces over and do the same for the other side.   Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.  Add chicken to the pan, and brown both sides.  Remember the goal is just to brown (not cook!).

While chicken is browning, add mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, white wine to the slow cooker.  Sprinkle with allspice, thyme, salt, and pepper.  Add bay leaves.

Layer the chicken over the top of the veggies, cover, and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours.

For the “Noodles” I julienned 3 large zucchinis, and sauteed over high heat in a little olive oil for a minute or two.  You can cook up a batch of real noodles (my kiddo likes penne) or rice for the rest of the family if they are not low carbing with you.

Crockpot/slowcooker chicken cacciatore.

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Crockpot Cacciatore

 

Chicken Cacciatore November 3, 2012

Filed under: Dinner — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 4:20 am
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Chicken Cacciatore (serves 7)

14 chicken tenders (4 oz. each)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Tbsp. flour
2 onions sliced
6 oz. mushrooms sliced
3 cloves garlic minced
2 fifteen oz. cans diced tomatoes
1/2 C. white cooking wine
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
1 tsp. thyme leaves
1 tsp. allspice
3 bay leaves

Coat chicken in flour. Heat oil in large frying pan over medium high.  Brown chicken (no need to cook through), and remove from pan.  Sautee mushrooms, onions and garlic.  Add wine and let bubble up for a minute or two.  Add tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper, thyme, allspice, bay leaves and stir to mix.

Add chicken back to pan, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Can be served over rice, noodles for the family, and over broccoli if you want to keep it low carb.

Fat 6.7g|Carbs 6.7g|NetCarbs 5.6g|Protein 19.1g KCal 164

 

 
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