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Sunday 12 July 2015

Healthy Eats for Teachers- Chicken Cacciotore

Hi and welcome back for another round of Healthy Eats for Teachers.  Today's recipe is one that can be made in the slow cooker and can be part of your Sunday meal preparation time.  Chicken Cacciotore is an Italian dish but in our house it is called Chicken What's Your Story, I have no idea how it started but it did and it stuck.

Chicken What's Your Story or Chicken Cacciotore

1 kg of chicken thighs, cubed
1 brown onion, diced
1 red capsicum (pepper)
5 button mushrooms, quartered
2 tin of diced tomatoes
100 mls chicken stock
1/2 cup of red wine
2 garlic cloves crushed
black olives (pitted)

*** This is a recipe where you could add a serve of my Italian Tomato Sauce instead of the onion, tinned tomatoes, garlic and herbs***

Brown the chicken in batches and add to the slow cooker, then brown onion and garlic, add to the slow cooker.  Add the tin of tomatoes, red wine, capsicum, mushrooms, chicken stock and herbs, season with salt and pepper.  Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.  Add the black olives 20 minutes prior to serving.

Serve with pasta and green beans.  I also like to add baby spinach for a bit of colour and freshness, although that is not strictly part of a cacciotore.


  1. 4th time lucky to post a comment. Loved last weeks Greek lamb and potatoes . This looks a great meal for back to school this week and the cold weather.

    1. Thanks Wendy! Yes, perfect for the Antarctic Vortex weather, hope you enjoy it.