Chicken Cacciatore with Cremini Mushrooms

The cremini mushrooms bring selenium and potassium, not to mention a wealth of B vitamins, to this dish. Heat aids in the availability of certain carotenoids, so the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene present in the tomatoes grows even more powerful through the cooking process. This dish is great paired with a slice of thick-cut whole-grain bread or a serving of healthy brown rice.
Body+Soul, January/February 2009
  • Prep Time 15 minutes
  • Total Time 4 hours, 15 minutes
  • Yield Serves 4
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  • 1 whole chicken, cut into 10 pieces, skin removed
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled plum tomatoes in juice, drained, and broken up
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a 5-quart slow cooker, stir together chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, flour, wine, celery, onion, rosemary, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  2. Cover; cook on high setting until meat is tender, 4 hours. Do not lift the cover of the slow cooker while cooking. To serve, discard rosemary sprig.

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Reviews (5)

  • Vaccinenurse 11 Apr, 2011


  • Vaccinenurse 11 Apr, 2011

    this is my third request also for a nutritional count on these recipies! MountainberryButterfly, Chumchan, and I want to know without having to pull out our calculators how much fat, protein, carbs, etc there are in these recipes!!
    It can't be that tough when the person(s) writing them/ editing them decide to publish these.

  • MountainberryButterfly 7 Feb, 2009

    As a diabetic I have to account for everything I eat or drink. It gets very time consuming to sit down and figure out the nutritional values of each new recipe. Please post the values with the recipes. Thank you.

  • Chumchan 19 Jan, 2009

    Totally agree re the nutritional info. Some of these recipes show breakdowns and some do not. There is no consistency. I always like to be able to check the nutritional informaition.

  • AprilleCHM 16 Jan, 2009

    Where are the nutritional counts for this feast? We need facts, please.