Yet another crock pot meal has come into fruition. While in Florence, I took a couple of cooking classes and Chicken Cacciatore was one of the meals I learned how to make. “Cacciatore” in Italian translates to “hunter”. There are many different versions of Chicken Cacciatore throughout Italy. Depending on the region of Italy, the recipe is slightly different, using ingredients that are more abundant in that area.
The whole concept of Chicken Cacciatore is similar to my philosophy of cooking. Use the ingredients that you have around, and make it your own. I did not follow a recipe for my Chicken Cacciatore, yet it came out very well. I used red onions, mushrooms, olives,and tomatoes in my dish and I must admit the flavors blended perfectly.
I like Chicken Cacciatore served over pasta but it can be served over rice or eaten alone as well.
- 4 Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
- 1/2 Cup Red Wine
- 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- 3 Cloves Garlic; Minced
- 1 Red Onion, Thinly Sliced
- 1-2 Cups White Mushrooms
- 1/2 Can Black Olives
- 1 Tsp. Oregano
- Salt and Pepper
- Chopped Fresh Parsley
- Slice onion thinly and lay in the crock pot.
- Add chicken breasts and then the rest of the ingredients except olives and parsley over top.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
- Once cooked, add sliced olives.
- Serve over pasta or rice with fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese