Chicken Cacciatore in Instant Pot

Chicken Cacciatore in Instant Pot is an appetizing version of the Italian Classic made easy and full of rich flavor. It’s a meal that can be made in one pot. 

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If you’re pressed for time! This is a simple yet nutritious meal the whole family will enjoy.

The word “Cacciatore” means hunter in Italian. Which refers to a meal prepared “hunter-style” with onions, herbs, tomatoes, and often bell peppers.  Let’s not forget the wine!

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The aroma that permeates in the air will have you watching the countdown on the digital timer on the Pressure Cooker with great anticipation for a delicious meal. Cooking this in the Pressure Cooker does two things, it makes the chicken tender and juicy and it only takes 30 minutes to cook. 

Cacciatore Ingredients

How to Make Chicken Cacciatore in Instant Pot?

Chop the peppers and onion into small pieces or into strips.  I used my Food Chopper which I love and makes for easy chopping.  Sauté the peppers and onions in the Pressure Cooker by choosing the sauté button but do not put the lid on. 

Chopped up Peppers

 

Saute Peppers Onions

After peppers and onion are sauté add in the mushrooms and garlic and mix.  Mix the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste together in a small bowl.  Add the wine and chicken to the Pressure Cooker and pour tomato mixture on top of chicken. 

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Place the lid on the Pressure Cooker and choose the Poultry button and change Pressure to Low. (check your Pressure Cooker manual to adjust level) Set time to 30 minutes.  

Pressure Cooker on Low

 

Italian Chicken Cacciatore is a comfort meal for me.  It’s tasty delicious and easy to make.  Everyone needs at least one classic Italian dish included in their recipe collection, and this is it!

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Italian Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

What type of Chicken should you use?

Any kind!  I prefer breast meat, but you can use any part of the chicken you enjoy the most.  Chicken wings, thighs, drumsticks, or breast all will work with this recipe. It’s best if you remove the skin from the chicken first before you cook it.  It will decrease the amount of grease and oil in the dish.  

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Side Dish for Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore in Instant Pot is an overall delicious Italian dish but sometimes a little side dish goes a long way.  Here are some Side Dish Ideas.

  • Garlic Bread is great for dipping
  • French Bread
  • Italian Salad
  • Steamed mixed vegetables
  • Caesar Salad
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Baked Potatoes

Chicken Cacciatore Meal

How to Store Leftovers

Leftover Chicken Cacciatore can be transferred to an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.  It can also freeze it up to 3 months if you don’t want leftovers right away. 

Chicken Cacciatore

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces Boneless Chicken Breast
  • 1 Red Pepper cut into 2" squares
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper cut into 2" squares
  • 1/2 Red Onion cut into 2" squares
  • 1 Garlic Clove chopped
  • 4.5 ounce Mushrooms with the juice
  • 28 ounce Crushed Tomatoes basil seasoned
  • 6 ounce Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 cup Dry White Wine
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese to taste

Instructions

  • In the pressure cooker add 2 tbsp. of olive oil and sauté the peppers and onions.
  • After the peppers and onions are softened, add the white wine.
  • Add the mushrooms and garlic stirring occasionally.
  • Add the chicken pieces on top of the other ingredients and then cover the chicken with the tomato mixture
  • Set the timer on the pressure cooker to 30 minutes.

Notes

Serving Suggestions
  • Over pasta (Angel Hair is a good choice)
  • White Rice
  • Vegetable of choice
  • Side dishes: Baked Potato, salads, crusty bread
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