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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Get dinner on the table in a flash with this Italian Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore recipe made in the crock pot or instant pot
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: crockpot, Italian Chicken, Slow Cooker
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Aprilgolightly


  • 2 chicken breast skinless, boneless, halved
  • 1 jar Mezzetta Sauce
  • 1/4 pound mushrooms
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red peppers seeded, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic crushed


  • Start by cutting the chicken breasts in half lengthwise and seasoning the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a large non-tick skillet over medium high heat.
  • Sear chicken until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.Transfer the seared chicken to slow cooker.
  • If you are using the Instant Pot instead of the slow cooker, you can brown the chicken in the Instant Pot on the searing setting.
  •  Add the crushed garlic, diced onion, seeded and diced bell peppers, mushrooms, Mezzetta Sauce, Italian Seasoning and salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Stir to combine in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
  • Serve hot over pasta, low carb pasta, spaghetti squash, or zucchini noodles. 
  • Finally, top with grated parmesan and fresh chives or garlic chives, if desired.


Instant Pot Alternative 

Instead of using the crock pot or slow cooker, you can make chicken cacciatore in the Instant Pot in 40 minutes rather than 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low in the slow cooker. 


Sodium: 134mg | Calcium: 36mg | Vitamin C: 27.1mg | Vitamin A: 615IU | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 570mg | Cholesterol: 72mg | Calories: 259kcal | Saturated Fat: 0g | Fat: 12g | Protein: 27g | Carbohydrates: 9g | Iron: 1.9mg