Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

I owe my crock pot, BIG TIME. Not only is it an essential tool in bringing Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore to our table, but it’s also the catalyst for what has turned out to be one of the best parts of life in Milwaukee: “family dinner” with two of our best friends and their two kids.

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore. Authentic Italian chicken cacciatore, made easy in the crock pot! Boneless chicken breasts or thighs simmered in a richly flavored tomato sauce. Serve with pasta or rice for a family-friendly dinner.

When Ben and I moved to Milwaukee, I honestly wasn’t sure how I was going to make friends. I’d just started blogging full time, which meant that I wouldn’t meet anyone at an office, unless you count our mail carrier. While friendly, she usually is in a bit of a hurry.

Since we don’t have kids, moms’ groups were out, and seeing as I have all the coordination of a baby deer trying to walk for the first time, recreational sport leagues were also not a viable option.

What I needed was a dating app for friends.

What I had was a casual connection to a married couple who also graduated from my same alma mater and an unlimited supply of food blog leftovers.

I sent my then hypothetical friends, now actual friends, a Facebook message that I’d made an entire crock pot full of food (actually, if we are splitting details, it was a crock pot full of Slow Cooker Spiced Wine, accompanied by three other items I’d cooked that week) and would they mind if I swung by to drop it off for dinner, say two hours from now? (more…)

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