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Instant Pot® Chicken Cacciatore


"This wonderful, traditionally slow-cooked recipe has been translated into a quick and easy pressure cooker meal. Using the Instant Pot®, you get an intensely flavorful meal made in minutes that will have your family thinking you simmered this all day. Serve over spaghetti noodles, rice, cauliflower rice, or eat as a stew!"
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1 h servings 392 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 chicken thighs)

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  1. Rinse chicken thighs and pat dry with paper towels. Heat oil in the pot of an electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) on "Saute" mode; add chicken. Cook until browned, about 6 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate, reserving drippings in the pot.
  2. Place celery, onion, and mushrooms in the pot; cook and stir until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Place chicken back in the pot; add tomatoes and tomato paste. Sprinkle with herbes de Provence. Top with water and bouillon.
  3. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build. Cook for 11 minutes.
  4. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove lid carefully, turning it away from you. Test chicken for doneness; an instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Season the chicken to taste with red pepper flakes and black pepper.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If a thicker sauce is desired, remove chicken and bring sauce to a boil on "Saute" mode. Cook until reduced and thickened.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 392 calories; 24.5 g fat; 13.6 g carbohydrates; 29.9 g protein; 96 mg cholesterol; 1073 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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  1. 28 Ratings

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Winner winner chicken dinner! This really does taste like it has simmered all day, and there is such depth of flavor. I followed the ingredients exactly, except that I seasoned the chicken with ...

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Thought the chicken was stringy. I cooked a different but similar Instant Pot ecipe earlier this week that was a lot less hassle, and which just called for the raw chicken to be cooked for 11 mi...

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Winner winner chicken dinner! This really does taste like it has simmered all day, and there is such depth of flavor. I followed the ingredients exactly, except that I seasoned the chicken with ...

Both an excellent use of the instant pot, and an excellent recipe. Saving this for more dinner parties.

Lots of flavour, easy to make. Will reduce chicken bouillon to 2 (was a little salty for our taste). Pick up the Herbs de Provence wonderful blend of herbs that really add to the flavour. Will...

Excellent. Made as written and the cooking time was perfect. My first Instant Pot® dinner was a hit, thanks to this recipe!!

So good just would use way less bouillon next time was a bit salty

Followed the recipe exactly and then added more seasoning according to my family's taste. I'll definitely make this recipe again!

I WILL definitely make this again. I added more time since we’re at a high altitude

Very easy to make. Instead of leaving the chicken thighs whole after cooking, I broke them for the shredded look.

Flavors meld together like they've been simmering all day in a fraction of the time. A couple of small changes - I season the chicken prior to sauteeing. Instead of chicken bouillon cubes, I sta...