I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Such a lovely meal with so little work. In my humble opinion...restaurant quality.

6 chicken thighs, bone-in
2 tbsps olive oil
14 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
3 tbsps tomato paste
2 tbsps paprika
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/4 tsp black pepper
pinch hot pepper flakes
1 large onion, sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes
2 small carrots, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1  1/4 cups chicken broth
1 cup red wine
8 oz spaghetti

Serves 4-6

Mix the drained diced tomatoes and tomato paste together and spread evenly over bottom of slow cooker. Top with sliced onions.

Salt and pepper the chicken thighs then in a skillet lightly brown both sides in olive oil. Sit the thighs on top of the sliced onions in the slow cooker.

Add broth and wine to the skillet to deglaze, then stir in the seasonings.

Pour or ladle this mixture over the chicken

and add the carrots, cherry tomatoes and garlic.

Cover and slow cook on low for 6 hours.

When the time is almost up cook spaghetti and drain. Remove chicken to platter. Toss the spaghetti in the sauce then plate with the chicken.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the chicken thighs didn't fall apart in the slow cooker, but the meat fell right away from the bone when eating it. Perfect!

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