Chicken Cacciatore made in an Instant! The sauce is hearty and chunky, loaded with chicken, tomatoes, peppers and onions (I sometimes add mushrooms too!)
Yield: 4 servings
4.57 from 44 votes

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Chicken Cacciatore made in an Instant! The sauce is hearty and chunky, loaded with chicken, tomatoes, peppers and onions ( sometimes I add mushrooms too!) Great over pasta, squashta, rice or polenta.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs (with the bone, skin removed)
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • olive oil spray
  • 1/2 can (14 oz crushed tomatoes (Tuttorosso my favorite!))
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil or parsley for topping

Instructions

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper on both side.
  • Press saute on the Instant Pot, lightly spray with oil and brown chicken on both sides a few minutes. Set aside.
  • Spray with a little more oil and add onions and peppers. Sauté until soften and golden, 5 minutes.
  • Pour tomatoes over the chicken and vegetables, add oregano, bay leaf, salt and pepper, give it a quick stir and cover.
  • Cook high pressure 25 minutes; natural release.
  • Remove bay leaf, garnish with parsley and serve over pasta, squasta or whatever you wish!

Nutrition

Serving: 1thigh with 1/2 cup sauce, Calories: 133kcal, Carbohydrates: 10.5g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 273mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g
Freestyle Points: 3
Points +: 3