This easy healthy slow cooker chicken cacciatore is a tasty crockpot recipe with fantastic Italian flavors and just 10 minutes of hands-on time.
3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts OR chicken thighs
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon flour
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup kalamata olives
1/4 cup capers
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
8 ounces thin spaghetti noodles
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 cups packed fresh baby spinach
12 ounces tomato paste (one 12-ounce can OR two 6-ounce cans)
optional: grated parmesan cheese and fresh thyme for topping
Lightly grease slow cooker. Add water to the slow cooker, then whisk in flour.
Arrange chicken in the slow cooker in a single layer, then top with tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, capers, capers, garlic, salt and pepper, Italian seasoning, and chicken broth. Cover and cook for 6-7 hours on low OR 3-4 hours on high.
Uncover slow cooker, add spaghetti noodles, spinach, and tomato paste, stir to combine. Cover and cook another 15-20 minutes. Stir again and serve topped with cracked black pepper, fresh thyme, and grated parmesan cheese if desired.