I love my slow cooker but it seems most of the recipes I make use some kind of canned soup and that can get old. I set out to make a chicken recipe that had a lot of flavor from scratch. The result? Chicken Cacciatore that was absolutely delicious.
I have to confess that I'm a “dump it in the crock pot and see what happens” kind of cook. That's only happened as I've gotten older and become more comfortable cooking. In my twenties, I'd never dream of altering a recipe or making something from scratch. I was too scared. Now, I have no fear because I know what flavors go well together and if it's really terrible no one can complain because that would mean they have to cook (my Dad who used to be a good cook is now addicted to frozen food.)
I love anything ethnic and full of flavor. I also love chicken as you can see from my Pinterest account. So, chicken cacciatore is right up my alley. It's healthy and you don't have to skimp on flavor. Instead of salt, I used Mrs. Dash in this recipe (the K-man's blood pressure needs to come down), but if you wanted to substitute salt go right ahead and add it to taste. As for noodles, I am not a fan of traditional spaghetti- I like a heavier noodle- so I used fusilli for this recipe. Not only does it taste great, it's a really pretty noodle.
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 2 tbs. garlic
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- 2 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash table blend
- 1/2 tsp parsley
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes
- 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
- Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker.
- Rub the garlic on the chicken breasts.
- Top with onions and mushrooms.
- Mix remaining ingredients together.
- Pour over chicken.
- Cook on low 8 hours.
- Serve over hot noodles.