Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

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This is one of my husbands more favorite things to cook. The green olives are a nice touch. But you could use ripe olives if you prefer. I like this with pasta and garlic bread, but if you're reducing carbs, you can serve without.

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  • add   1/2 cup chopped green peppers
  • add   3 cloves garlic
  • add   3/4 cup dry red wine
  • add   1 teaspoon dried basil
  • add   1/2 cup pimento stuffed olives
  • add   4 bone-in skinless chicken thighs
  • add   1 (15 ounce) can Italian-style tomato sauce
  • add   2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • add   1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • add   1 bay leaf
  • add   2 cups fresh mushrooms
  • add   1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  • add   1/4 cup water
  • add   4 bone-in skinless chicken legs
  • add   1/4 cup olive oil
  • add   1 cup chopped onions
  • add   1/2 cup sliced celery
  • add   1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

Instructions

  1. Brown chicken in olive oil in skillet on both sides.
  2. Remove chicken from skillet and place in the bottom of crock pot.
  3. Deglaze bottom of skillet with red wine, stirring to get up all the browned bits.
  4. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste and stir until mixed well.
  5. Stir oregano, basil, bay leaf, and garlic into sauce.
  6. Place mushrooms, onions, olives, celery, and green pepper over the chicken in the crock pot.
  7. Pour the sauce over all.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is done.
  9. Check consistency of sauce in crockpot.
  10. If it needs thickening, whisk together flour and water in a small dish.
  11. Remove chicken and bay leaf from crock pot, discarding bay leaf and keeping chicken warm.
  12. Stir flour slurry into sauce and cook, covered, on high, for 5-10 minutes, or until thickened.
  13. Serve chicken with vegetable sauce spooned over, garnished with parmesan cheese (if desired).