Man- the house smelled great when I got home from work. It’s such a relief being able to walk through that door, throw my bag down and be able to do whatever I want- whether that’s clean the house, workout, or veg out on an entire Netflix series for 6 hours.
I love to cook- don’t get me wrong. But some days, I come home from work and I have zero motivation. If I was living on my own, I’d be eating a lot of quinoa bowls and probably eggs for dinner. But I have the responsibility of keeping 4 other grown adults healthy, so I chose to make good meals. And my slow cooker is my savior.
I got this recipe from “Paleo Slow Cooker.” I decided to make some broccoli on the side, which was just lightly sautéed in oil with a bit of garlic.
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
- 1 yellow onion, sliced thinly
- 3-4 lbs chicken thighs or legs (or both)
- 1.5 lbs cremini mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
- 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup dry white wine (I actually only had a really good bottle of white in the house, so I used a bottle of hard apple cider and it turned out great.)
- Lay the sliced onions on the bottom of your slow cooker.
- Unwrap the chicken and pat dry. Lay the chicken on top of the onions.
- Next, layer the mushrooms on top, then pour the tomatoes and sauce over the mushrooms.
- Throw in the spices as well as the bay leaf.
- Pour the wine or your liquor of choice over the whole thing.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.