Slow Cooker Cacciatore

 January is Slow Cooker Month and I decide this was most likely declared by a Canadian. Don’t Google it, let’s just believe it. It is us Canadians can look at both the harsh January blah’s and busy schedules, then announce praise for the almighty slow cooker.

It’s just gotta be one of my all-time favourite inventions. Some prep in the morning and a meal done by dinner – I bow to thee!

It comes at no surprise that I love to expand my collection of slow cooker recipes. Grow baby grow, as I rub my palms together in celebration. I mean, yes, I slaved ALL DAY for this delicious meal. Shhhh.

 Slow Cooker Cacciatore


I recently tried the Slow Cooker Cacciatore recipe from the Kraft Canada website. Pasta, chicken, italian spices … you bet I was trying this recipe! Verdict? Score!

Prep was super easy: the slow cooker was on before we flew out the door for school drop off. The scents filling the home throughout the day were divine, and then after activities and homework was completed – dinnertime!

Cook pasta, top with the cooked Slow Cooker Cacciatore, toss on some Kraft Mozza Cheese and some fresh parsley – done!

chicken caccitore


Speaking of cheeses though, did you know that January 20th was National Cheese Lover’s Day? I know, like you need a special day to tell you to love cheese. Laughable, right? So, pile it on my friends, the more {cheese recipes} – the better!

The nice thing about this recipe is that you can add more or less {?} cheese, choose your favourite pasta for the dish or make other additions and substitutions if you so wish. I made this right by the recipe and it was great, perfection!

What is your favourite slow cooker meal?


Slow Cooker Cacciatore
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  1. 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  2. 2 lb. (900 g) boneless skinless chicken thighs
  3. 1 bay leaf
  4. 2 cans (5.5 fl oz/156 mL each) tomato paste
  5. 1/4 cup 25%-less-sodium chicken broth
  6. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
  8. 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  9. 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  10. 1 pkg. (1/2 lb./225 g) sliced fresh mushrooms
  11. 6 cups fibre-enriched white rotini pasta, uncooked
  12. 1 cup Kraft Part Skim Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
  13. 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. Place onions in slow cooker; top with chicken and bay leaf. Mix next 6 ingredients in medium bowl. Add mushrooms; stir to evenly coat. Spoon over chicken; cover with lid.
  2. Cook on LOW 7 to 9 hours (or on HIGH 5 hours). About 15 min. before ready to serve, cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  3. Drain pasta. Remove bay leaf from chicken mixture; discard. Spoon chicken mixture over pasta; top with cheese and parsley.
  2. This version of cacciatore is based on a classic recipe using tomato paste, so the flavour of the sauce is more strongly tomato and less like a pasta sauce. If you prefer a spicier sauce, increase the basil, oregano and pepper – and be sure they are within their shelf life so that you are getting their full flavour. Substituting dry white wine for the broth enhances the sauce flavour nicely, too.
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  1. says

    This looks like my kind of meal, easy prep with delicious results. We do like our sauce kind of spicy, maybe it’s a Texas thing so thanks for mentioning how to spice it up a little!

  2. says

    Constantly on the lookout for slow cooker recipes and this one I will try! My dad and I make completely different versions of ‘cacciatore’ and this one looks just as good. Going to pin too!


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