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Instant Pot® Chicken Cacciatore

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"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
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 13.6 29.9 96 1073 Full nutrition

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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 ...

I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts because that is what my wife prefers, and that requires some changes to the recipe, but not such that it becomes unrecognizable from the original. I cut...

Delicious over cauliflower rice! I sprinkled some oregano and thyme in with the vegetables. Will add this one to the “make again” list.

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...

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

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

Uh-mazing! Added artichoke in lieu of mushrooms since I didn’t have any. This dish was so easy and fast! I’ll definitely be making it again!

We really enjoyed this recipe. Nice flavor. Only thing I did differently was not to include mushrooms because I hate them. Will definitely make again.

It was delicious. My husband loved it. I didn't have stewed tomatoes. I checked recipes for stewed tomatoes call for a little sugar. I added 2 tsp sugar with a can of tomatoes. It turned ou...