Slow Cooker Chicken Caccitore over Pasta

Did you know that Cacciatore means hunter? Chicken Cacciatore, traditionally speaking, is a stew that was easy for a hunter to prepare at camp with only a large pot to cook in. Traditionally speaking, it was made of chicken or rabbit and whatever else could be found – herbs, wine (red in the north, white in the south) and spices. Traditionally speaking, tomatoes weren’t part of the dish. Today, tomatoes and a tomato based sauce is commonly found in Cacciatore. And this is “today”, so I’m going with the less traditional, more modern rendition of Cacciatore, so no hunting and gathering required. Just a few basic ingredients (bet you have them on hand) and a nice, big crock pot.

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