Roasted Red Pepper Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
This Roasted Red Pepper Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore is a delicious, no-mess, no-fuss weeknight dinner that you can make ahead and forget about until dinnertime!
I HATE coming home after a cottage vacation, no matter how short-lived it is. I mean the nightmare traffic on the way home is one thing, but the harsh break from the long and lazy mornings in bed, the lakeside morning coffee and the afternoons of adventure is really quite torturous.
Like why can't I just ditch my computer and get back to swimming and booze cruising already?! (When I say booze cruising by the way, I mean in a paddle boat 😉 )
I may be having trouble getting back into the swing of things this week, so I'm currently thanking the heavens for this Roasted Red Pepper Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore recipe. It really is that perfect lazy girl dinner. AND it supplies lots of leftovers for the week. 😀
I swear I'm really trying to enjoy the end of summer, but it's so hard knowing the days of suntanning, beaches and BBQs are ending so soon. I swear, it was only yesterday that I was cracking open my first bottle of sunscreen…
While I'm sadly getting nostalgic, I'm also devouring all my fave summer foods in a rush like the bad weather is gonna come tomorrow. These White Chocolate Chip Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches are still going strong with the fam, as well as this Chicken Bruschetta Linguine. I'm also eating (well, drinking) ALL OF THE PEACHES and as much watermelon as I can possibly muster.
Summer don't leave me!!!
But in other news. Can I just declare my undying love for slow cooker recipes?! Yes, I know I'm really late to this delicious and convenient cooking party, but I really used to hate the slow cooker. I've always been a huge fan of one pot meals, but for some reason I always thought that slow cookers were reserved for chilli and stews, etc. And I also felt that the slow cooker was the most archaic, space-hogging kitchen appliance to have ever existed. Yes, I know. I will now repent for what I once thought.
With LOTS of this Roasted Red Pepper Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore. I mean, seriously though, how amazing is it though that you can literally just dump some ingredients in one big pot, then set it and forget about it? And have a meal out of it in the end? How have I discovered the magic of the slow cooker so late in life? WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME???
But back to more important things, like this Roasted Red Pepper Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore. This dish is definitely a twist on the classic but I believe that almost everything is made better with roasted red peppers. Seriously. Instead of the traditional mushroom, carrot and bell pepper combo I'm used to seeing with cacciatore recipes, I decided to sub in a bunch of delicious summer veggies like zucchini and summer squash, but you can change this up to include more seasonal offerings as appropriate.
Okay and now one last shot of the cottage before I leave you with this comforting Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore recipe. I mean, look how beautiful this view is. Breathtaking, right? It's days like today that I wonder why I left. Who needs to go back to work? Not this girl!
Grab some Glass meal prep bowls if you plan on packing this up for lunch!
I get all my free-range chicken breasts from Butcher Box!
I also LOVE Mina Harissa – I use it in this recipe.
Roasted Red Pepper Crockpot Chicken
- 3 chicken breasts diced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 medium-sized yellow onion diced
- 2 jars roasted red peppers pureed
- 2 cups strained tomatoes
- 1 tbsp spicy Harissa
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 green pepper diced
- 1 red pepper diced
- 1 zucchini sliced
- 1 Summer squash sliced
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- Rice pasta, naan bread or baguette, sliced (optional)
- cilantro optional
- Dump all ingredients in slow cooker except for bell peppers, zucchini, squash and sour cream. Cook on low for 6 hours.
- Add veggies, then cook for another hour on low heat.
- Turn off slow cooker then stir in sour cream. Serve over rice, pasta, naan bread or baguette slices, then garnish with cilantro and serve.
Now gimme a big giant pile of this and some more dreamy cottage nights please. 🙂