Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Cacciatore is a classic Italian stew in which chicken is combined with earthy mushrooms, tomatoes, red wine, and plenty of garlic. We wondered if this homey comfort food could be prepared successfully in a slow cooker.
Why This Recipe Works
A successful slow-cooker chicken cacciatore recipe required that the chicken, vegetables, and flavorings be browned on the stovetop before they were transferred to the slow cooker to simmer. We found that about four hours on the cooker’s lowest setting produced the best results. For our slow-cooker chicken cacciatore recipe, bone-in, skin-on thighs tasted best, though we did find it important to remove the skin once the pieces were browned (when they were left on, the broth turned greasy).