This gluten free slow cooker chicken cacciatore is a healthy dish that is prepped in under 10 minutes and slowly simmers all day in it’s fragrant italian-inspired juices, filling your home with it’s sweet garlicky and thyme aromas. It is also dairy-free, low carb, and has an easy paleo friendly version. This is the hearty, warm, juicy all-in-one meal that you’ve been waiting for!
Happy new year! I can’t believe that 2017 is finally here. I hope that everyone had a wonderful time ringing in the new year and that your New Year’s resolutions and goals are still in check.
….because it’s only day 2.
This year I don’t have a resolution per se but I do have a word of the year. I’ve got the word blessed to focus on this year.
Remembering how blessed I am will hopefully help me slow down and enjoy the little things in life and the people around me.
How about you? What is your resolution? I’d love to know.
My New Year’s Day was a cold rainy one spent furniture shopping because our couch of too many years hit rock bottom. Literally… the bottom of the couch hit the ground.
How does that even happen?
It’s toast and we were in desperate need of an upgrade anyways. So there we were furniture shopping.
Alex was a good sport and helped test couch after couch for “coziness” while I tried to narrow down a style.
After 5 stores we found “the one” and were discussing final numbers with our sales associate when Alex happened to check on our horses via a camera app on his phone.
He noticed that our baby rescue horse Tyson was acting funny. When we figured out what the problem was, we rushed out of the furniture store somewhere in the middle of purchasing our new couch.
When we got home Tyson was trembling, tangled in his blanket and struggling to free himself. After freeing him we had one sore wet horse, the possibility of a newly purchased couch, some fairly cold wet sopping clothes, and were starving beyond belief.
We were ready for a warm, comforting, hearty stick to your ribs meal. The problem was that I didn’t have anything planned for our dinner and we were already starving. We needed something to put together fast….. the hanger was very real.
This is the exact moment when I said “Man I wish I had put together my gluten free slow cooker chicken cacciatore and then this would not be an issue“.
Fast forward to this morning. This morning we are all warmed up, dried off, and we’ve been fed. The horse seems to be doing better and we are going to finish purchasing our couch later today. So far things in 2017 seem to be going just fine. I’ll take it.
But one things for sure. I need to share this gluten-free slow cooker chicken cacciatore recipe with y’all for when y’all are tired, cold, and need an easy, succulent, savory slow cooker meal that will fill your house with warm hints of thyme and onion.
That way no matter if you’re halfway through purchasing a couch or if your pet gets his tongue caught on something, you will be guaranteed a warm delicious meal at the end of the day.
Oh 2017! You make a girl chuckle.
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 2 TBSP minced garlic
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 1 cup mushrooms sliced
- 3/4 cup pitted black olives
- 6-10 sprigs of thyme
- 3 TBSP basil chopped
- 1 TBSP parsley chopped
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes or about 2 cups fresh diced tomatoes
- 1 14 oz can of GF tomato paste
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- Place the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and cook the chicken and garlic until both sides of the chicken have browned. Place the chicken in the bottom of a lined slow cooker.
- Add all other ingredients over top the chicken in the slow cooker and stir to thoroughly mix.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours or until the chicken is fully cook and falls apart on it's own.
- Enjoy over pasta, rice, quinoa, cauliflower rice, or sauteed vegetables.
Dietary substitutions for the gluten free slow cooker chicken cacciatore:
- Need a paleo-friendly or non-alcoholic version? Sure thing. Substitute the red wine for GF chicken stock plus 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar for taste.
- You can use other cuts of chicken or bone-in and/or skin-on breasts as well. They all taste amazing but the boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the healthiest option.
- Looking for other delicious gluten free slow cooker meals? Check out our Slow Cooker Gluten Free Chicken Marsala and our Spicy Gluten Free Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings!
I hope that y’all get as much use out of this recipe as we do here on the farm. It has saved my hangry butt more than I can remember.
Thanks for stopping in friends!