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Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta

This rustic stew cooks all day inside the gradual cooker so you can come home to a comforting, hot dinner. Not partial to polenta? Try this healthy chicken dinner over pasta alternatively.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta

Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta



  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring often, until beginning to brown, about 8 minutes. Add flour, tomato paste, garlic, oregano, and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in wine; cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits, for 30 seconds.

  • Transfer the mixture to a 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in chicken, tomatoes, broth, and capers. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours.

  • Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board; let cool for 5 minutes. Remove bones and return the meat to the slow cooker. Stir in olives and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover to keep warm.

  • Meanwhile, bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in polenta; cook, stirring often until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan. Serve the chicken and sauce over the polenta, topped with basil.


  • Equipment: 6-qt. slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

448 calories; 13.8 g total fat; 3.6 g saturated fat; 175 mg cholesterol; 666 mg sodium. 708 mg potassium; 38.5 g carbohydrates; 5.4 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 38.3 g protein; 1802 IU vitamin a iu; 70 mg vitamin c; 49 mcg folate; 89 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 52 mg magnesium;

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