Slow Cooker Easy Chicken Cacciatore

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  1. gwpercle

    gwpercle Active Member

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    This recipe is so easy and so good it should be illegal. Put this on in the morning and when you come home from work....dinner is ready and the house smells good!

    In your slow cooker place the following:
    4 cloves peeled whole garlic cloves.
    3 or 4 Chicken Breast , seasoned with your favorite blend( cajun spice or Season All)
    1 lb. Sausage. Italian or smoked pork or your favorite kind.
    1 - 24 oz. jar Ragu Homestyle Thick and Hearty Sauce
    Pour the Ragu over everything, move the chicken around to coat .
    Cover , put on low , 7 to 8 hours . Make some pasta for dinner. Linguine , angel hair or whatever you like . Do not add any liquid...the chicken will throw off enough.
    The sausages are my favorite... they taste so good after slow cooking in the sauce .
    Any leftovers make awesome poboy sandwiches .

    This is really good,
    Gary
     
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    accident Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That sounds delicious. I would have to add some chopped Vidalia onions to it.mmmmmmm
     

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    flintlock Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Do you crumble that sausage or just cook it as links? Got to try this one, sounds great!
     
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    I like this type of recipe with thighs or legs. The dark meat lends itself to the long cook. I'll throw some chopped onions and mushrooms in there too.
     
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    I brown them hard as links, then throw them in whole
     
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    Thanks, I'm going to try that out!
     
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    I did link because that's what I had, cut into 3" - 4" pieces...my wife doesn't like sausage...so I make it easy for her to avoid.
    No reason not to use crumbled sausage...I think it would make an awesome red gravy. Shred the chicken a bit ...Oh Yeah That would be awesome !
    Add Peppers and onions....I just forgot , still good even without. Got to add the garlic though !
     
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    I agree! One good thing about this recipe is that we can tinker with it to our liking.
     
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    Don't be afraid to use other meats...pork chops, rabbit alligator or nutria all work well and use any sausage you like or have on hand.
    Get creative !
    Gary
     
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    I have this cooking right now. Went in at 9am.
    Chopped onion (2 med) and celery (3 large).
    12 oz fresh sliced mushrooms.
    3 very small zucchini sliced.
    10 large chicken thighs, 6 large legs.
    1.5 pounds hot italian sausage links browned.
    Salt, pepper, oregano, basil, thyme
    Garlic, lots of it.
    3/4 cup red wine.
    40 oz jar premade spag sauce
    Sounds like a lot because it is, I'm using one of those giant 10 quart pots.
    Figure it's got 1-2 hours to go. Smells fantastic.