Chicken Cacciatore

This is our slimming friendly, Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore version of the famous Italian classic dish – perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers!

Cacciatore literally means ‘hunter’ in Italian, so this could probably be considered the original ‘Hunters Chicken‘ recipe.

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Our Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore recipe is a perfect slimming friendly comfort food for those cold dark winter evenings.

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You can serve it with whatever you want. Pasta, rice, mash, wedges or just vegetables!

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It’s incredibly easy, just throw everything in the slow cooker and leave it to do it’s thing. This recipe makes enough for 6 portions. So if you’re not feeding the whole family then you’ll have plenty left over for tomorrows lunch. Or to pop in the freezer as a standby meal if you’re a bit short of time.

Some of you love this Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore recipe!

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It’s a slow cooker and a pressure cooker, which means you could cook recipes like this Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore in no time at all.

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Remember the pressure cookers of old that would splutter and rock, and make all sorts of scary noises? None of that with the Instant Pot. Just set the time, close the lid and let it do it’s thing. It even keeps your food warm once it’s finished cooking! How good is that?

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

portions 15 minutes 4 - 5 hours




419kcal 2

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

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  1. Remove the skin from the chicken
  2. If your using an Instant Pot set to sauté and spray with a decent amount of Low calorie cooking spray. If you're using a regular slow cooker spray a frying pan with some Low calorie cooking spray
  3. Add the chopped onion and garlic to the pot and cook for 5 minutes, or until the onions start to soften. If you're using a regular slow cooker sauté the onion and garlic in a frying pan. Then tip them into the slow cooker.
  4. Add the sliced peppers, sliced carrots, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and red wine vinegar. Stir well
  5. Dissolve the stock cube in a little hot water, then add that to the slow cooker
  6. Add the thyme, parsley, basil, oregano and balsamic vinegar. Season with a good pinch of salt and pepper
  7. Stir, then add the chicken portions
  8. Cook for 4 hours on medium or 6 - 8 hours on low
  9. 30 - 60 minutes or so before the end of cooking time throw in the mushrooms and cherry tomatoes, stir
  10. When the vegetables are soft and the chicken is cooked through and it falls off the bone. Check the seasoning. Add some more salt and pepper if necessary
  11. Serve with whatever takes your fancy. Pasta, mash, wedges, or just plenty of veg if you're on an SP day

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.


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  1. Hi. In process of making this recipe & just read that it says to add tomato purée in step 4 but there’s no mention of it on the ingredients list? How much do I add please? Thanks.

    1. Hi Rachel,

      Yes that would be fine – you would probably need to cook it for less time as chicken breasts do not need as long 😊

  2. Hi I made this last night OMG it’s amazing, I wasn’t sure when I added the vinegar but it’s fantastic I added a bit of granulated sweetener because of the acidity but this is on my menu my husband loved it. I usually only use chicken breast but got a bag of boned and skinned thighs to try the recipe as stated and I’ve been out and bought more. Thankyou 😋

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