Paleo Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

by PaleoHacks

The Internet is full of Paleo (and not-so-Paleo) chicken cacciatore recipes. The trick is finding one that is perfect for you, your family, and your tastes. You can use a whole chicken, breasts or thighs, a sauté pan or a slow cooker, and a complicated ingredients list or just a few ingredients. 


Personally, I prefer a short ingredients list and to use a slow cooker, because I like to just throw everything in the pot and come back to a perfectly cooked meal in six or eight hours. I have used a whole chicken, boneless breasts, bone-in breasts, and thighs; the bone-in cuts add more flavor but what I use typically depends on the sale prices for pastured chicken.
This recipe, which I altered from one I found on Nom Nom Paleo, serves six so you can adjust downwards if you don’t want leftovers…but it reheats beautifully!
Serve it over rice or cauliflower rice.

Ingredients:

  • Approximately 3 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1/4 c tomato paste
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 2 T of butter or oil of your choice
  • 1/4 t of red pepper flakes (more or less depending on your preferences for spicy meals)
  • 1 1/2 t of dried oregano
  • 2 lb of cremini or white mushrooms, quartered if large, halved if small
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced (add more if you love garlic)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup of red wine
  • 1/2 cup of chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to season the chicken
Source:  Nomnompaleo.com

Directions:
  1. Cook the onions, butter, tomato paste, oregano, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan until the onions are soft.
  2. Put the onion mixture into the crockpot.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, chicken stock, mushrooms, and wine.
  4. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and add them to the crockpot.
  5. Mix everything together.
  6. Cover and cook on low for four to six hours.
If you like your sauce thickened, pre-cook this dish, cover and refrigerate overnight, then re-heat and simmer it down to reduce the liquid.
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