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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
with spaghetti / lemony asparagus

Active: 30 min Total: 7 hr 30 min
Chicken Cacciatore is a rustic Italian dish that is hearty and satisfying served over spaghetti with simple pan-seared asparagus on the side. The slow cooker allows chicken thighs to get super tender while they cook in a flavorful tomato sauce.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore:
  • Onions, medium - 1 , chopped
  • Bell peppers, any color - 1 , chopped
  • Cheese, parmesan (opt) - 2 oz , grated
  • Garlic - 6 cloves , chopped
  • Tomatoes, crushed (28 oz / 794 g) - 1 can
  • Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp
  • Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless - 1 lb
  • Pasta, gluten-free spaghetti or linguini - 8 oz (sub any gluten-free pasta shape)
Lemony Asparagus:
  • Cheese, parmesan (opt) - 1 oz , grated
  • Asparagus - 12 oz , trimmed
  • Pine nuts (opt) - 2 Tbsp (sub chopped walnuts or pecans)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Onions / Bell peppers - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Cheese (if using; for chicken and asparagus) - Grate cheese. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Slow cook chicken - Chop garlic. Combine garlic, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes (including liquid), Italian seasoning, salt, oregano and red pepper flakes in the bowl of a slow cooker. Nestle chicken thighs in the sauce. Cook chicken until tender and easily shredded with a fork, low for 7 to 8 hours (or high for 4 to 5 hours).
  4. Asparagus - Trim asparagus. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. While pasta cooks, heat a skillet or pan over medium heat. Toast pine nuts for 3 to 4 minutes, until fragrant. Set aside.
  3. Return pan to medium-high heat and add oil. Add asparagus and saute for 4 to 8 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. Season with some salt and transfer to a serving dish. Top with lemon juice and pine nuts.
  4. Taste chicken and sauce; season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta with asparagus on the side. Top everything with grated cheese if you’d like. Enjoy!

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