Slow Cooker Chicken Drumstick Cacciatore

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Who doesn’t love a good ol’ slow cooked dish in the winter months? I certainly am, and what a classic slow cooked dish to prepare than the gorgeous Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore! All the mediterranean flavours and warmth come through for a delicious, hearty meal.

I’ve used chickent drumsticks in this Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore, but you could use chicken thighs (bone-in or not), breats, marylands, or a whole chook!

If you like this then try my Slow Cooked Lamb/Beef Burgundy or my Asian-Style Pulled Pork!

Serves 4-6

Time – overnight (or 8 hours ) in the slow cooker

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore


  • 8-10 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic (or 8 cloves)
  • 1 medium onion roughly chopped
  • 1 small yellow or green capsicum, deseeded and diced
  • 1 small red capsicum, deseeded and diced
  • 4 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 x (410g) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 150 ml red wine (optional — substitute with beef broth IF DESIRED)
  • 1 cup organic bone broth
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Italian mixed herbs
  • 2 sprig fresh rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • ½-1 cup pitted black olives
  • Salt and pepper to season

To Serve:

  • Roast or mashed root veggies
  • steamed greens


  1. Place all ingredients (except the mushrooms and olives) into the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
  2. Strain the liquid from the slow cooker and heat on the stove to reduce by 1/3.
  3. Return the liquid to the slow cooker, add olives and mushrooms and heat through on low for a final 30-45mins.
  4. Serve Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with mashed or roasted root veggies and steamed greens.

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