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Best Instant Pot® Chicken Cacciatore

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"A little work up front, barely any cooking time, amazing outcome. Serve this to guests and they will be amazed by your mad Instant Pot®/pressure cooker skills. Serve by itself or over pasta or rice. Also can add a little freshly ground Parmesan cheese."
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1 h 10 m servings 279
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Dredge chicken thighs and breasts with salt, pepper, and flour.
  2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Heat 1/2 the olive oil. Add chicken and cook until browned on both sides, flipping halfway using tongs, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  3. Heat remaining olive oil in the pot. Saute celery and onion until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic; stir in mushrooms, green bell pepper, diced red bell pepper, and roasted red pepper. Saute until fragrant, about 1 minute more.
  4. Return chicken to pot. Add Cabernet Sauvignon, tomato paste, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, bouillon, and Italian seasoning. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 11 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  5. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove lid.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Use all organic/free range ingredients if you can.
  • Flour can be substituted for the cornstarch.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 279 calories; 12.9 13.1 22.6 62 1283 Full nutrition

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My entire family loved this dish. If you don't like spicy food, you should probably cut back a little on the red pepper flakes. It was not overwhelming, but had a bit of a kick to it.

My first attempt at using the Instant Pot was a huge success! I stuck to the recipe except used only 2 chicken bouillon cubes, as someone mentioned 3 made their's too salty.

This is absolutely delicious! My husband and I both loved it. The only change I made was to cut down on the amount of red pepper flakes. Will be excellent to serve to company

imade this recipe three times already, it is delicious and easy to follow directions. I will make it again I am sure!

The prep work was worth the deliciousness that came out. This is a huge keeper.

Forgot the peppers and this was great!

Will definitely make this again. No peppers, because my husband doesn't like them. Next time I'll thicken with flour instead of cornstarch (preferred texture). Two cups chicken broth instead of...

This was pretty good. Oh so easy to make, the prep is easy and the Instant Pot does all the work! I used chicken breasts because that's what we eat. The celery didn't cook all the way but it was...

This recipe was really good. I didn’t have any roasted peppers, so I just left them out. I added a can of diced tomatoes. Really easy, just a little prep time cutting the veggies. Done in 15...