Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

  • Serves: 6; 1 1/2 cups cacciatore and 1/2 cup pasta per serving


Description

This classic Italian mainstay has been updated for today’s modern cook. Simply put all the cacciatore ingredients in a slow cooker, then forget about this one-dish meal until it’s time to put the pasta on to boil. Buon appetite!

Ingredients

Cacciatore
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup Chianti or other dry red wine (regular or nonalcoholic)
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, all visible fat discarded, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced (about 2 1/2 cups)
1 medium onion, halved, thinly sliced, and separated into half-rings
1/2 medium green bell pepper, chopped 
1 14.5-ounce can no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 14.5-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 6-ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning, crumbled
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
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6 ounces dried whole-grain spaghetti
2 tablespoons shredded or grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Instructions

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and vinegar until the mixture forms a smooth paste. Gradually whisk in the wine.

In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, stir together the remaining cacciatore ingredients. Stir in the wine mixture. Cook, covered, on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 7 to 8 hours.

Shortly before serving time, prepare the pasta using the package directions, omitting the salt. Drain well in a colander.

Spoon the pasta onto plates. Spoon the cacciatore over the pasta. Sprinkle with the Parmesan. 



Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
342
Total Fat
4.5g
Saturated Fat
1.0g
Trans Fat
0.0
Polyunsaturated Fat
1.0g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.5g
Cholesterol
74mg
Sodium
307mg
Carbohydrates
41g
Fiber
7g
Sugar
14g
Protein
32g

Dietary Exchanges


1 1/2 starch, 3 vegetable 3 very lean meat



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