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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

The chicken cacciatore recipe is pretty simple and the results are yummy. The only Paleo substitution I made was to omit the tapioca so the resulting sauce is a little thin. This dish reheats beautifully as well!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 5 mins
Total Time4 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, Primal
Servings: 6
Calories: 405kcal


  • 2 onions minced in your food processor
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or fat of choice
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ ounce dried mixed wild mushrooms rinsed and minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • pounds cremini mushrooms trimmed and halved
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes drained
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs 
  • Diamond Crystal kosher salt 
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped


  • Dump the onions, tomato paste, butter (you can use another fat if you don’t do dairy), garlic, oregano, wild mushrooms, and red pepper flakes in a microwave safe bowl. Nuke everything on high for ~5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are softened.
  • Put the cooked onion aromatic mixture in the slow cooker and stir in the cremini mushrooms, tomatoes, broth, and wine.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper and nestle them into the slow cooker and mix everything.
  • Put on the lid and cook the dish for 4-6 hours on low.
  • When the dish is finished, transfer everything to a Corningware container and serve, or store it in the fridge.
  • When you're ready to reheat the chicken cacciatore, remove all the hardened fat on top, and dump the contents in a medium sized pot. Reheat it over medium-high heat until it reaches a boil and then lower the heat to simmer the stew for around 10-15 minutes. Before you serve it, top the dish with some basil chiffonade.


Some tips for cooking chicken in a slow cooker:
  1. Cook chicken ONLY 4-6 hours on LOW.
  2. Choose meaty thighs for flavor.
  3. Trim the fat and remove skin so your braising liquid doesn’t become an oil slick.
  4. Position a whole chicken breast side down (and cook a whole chicken on LOW for ONLY 4-6 hours).
  5. Brown only when necessary for flavor.
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Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 15g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g