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Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

This rich savory chicken covered in a red wine tomato sauce is an Italian classic! Load the sauce with bell peppers, mushrooms and herbs to get a delicious meal that you can whip up in your Instant Pot!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Natalie


  • 6 chicken thighs boneless skinless
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 carrot peeled and sliced
  • 8 oz. cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 8 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp red wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth low-sodium
  • 20 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup black olives pitted
  • 1 tbsp parsley freshly chopped


  • Season chicken thighs with salt, pepper and paprika. Set aside.
  • Turn Instant Pot to SAUTE mode. Once hot, add the oil. Add the onion and saute until soft, about 2-3 minutes, then add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the peppers, carrot, mushrooms and Italian seasoning. Saute for 5-7 minutes until vegetables begin to lightly brown. Push vegetable to the side of the pot to create a well in the center for the chicken.
  • Add the chicken and brown on both sides. Pour in the wine, then the chicken broth. Let simmer for 5 minutes, letting the liquid reduce in half.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and chill flakes. Gently mix the ingredients together.
  • Place lid on Instant Pot and lock. Make sure valve is in the sealing position. Select MANUAL mode (high pressure) for 18 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then manually release.
  • Add the olives and remove from heat and garnish with freshly chopped parsley. Serve over a bed of spaghetti or zucchini noodles.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2236IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg