Chicken thighs are cooked in a mixture of tomato sauce, herbs, and a generous splash of red wine in this cacciatore recipe for the Instant Pot®.

Bren

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix flour, salt, and pepper together in a shallow bowl.

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  • Dredge 4 chicken thighs in the flour mixture and shake off any excess. Saute until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining 4 chicken thighs.

  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the pot. Add onion. Cook and stir until translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in wine and scrape the browned bits of food off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Continue cooking until the wine has almost evaporated. Add tomato sauce; stir in oregano, basil, parsley, red pepper flakes, and bay leaf.

  • Return chicken thighs to the pot and turn to coat with sauce. Close and lock the lid. Close the vent. Select Chicken function; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 15 to 20 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove lid.

Nutrition Facts

480 calories; protein 43g; carbohydrates 24.1g; fat 22.4g; cholesterol 138.6mg; sodium 1510.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2018
I made the recipe nearly as written and it was extremely easy to make for this newbie Instant Pot user! Overall great balance of flavors for the cacciatore and the meat was tender and moist! There's no ingredient that overpowers another. I scaled the recipe to half but still used the 1/4 cup of wine just because I wanted to which worked out well since I had more browned bits on the bottom on one side of my IP. The little extra helped me to deglaze the pot. If you can t have wine you can use chicken broth/stock or water to deglaze the pot and this recipe will still come out great! I also used boneless skinless chicken thighs and used the same cook time as stated in the recipe (I have the LUX 60 and used the meat/stew option). Converted to Gluten Free using equal amount GF All Purpose Flour. Otherwise I pretty much made the recipe as stated. The chicken came out so moist and tender and the sauce was perfect for us! Next time I might include some diced bell pepper and mushrooms while sautéing the onion. Served with Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash from this site. Thank you for sharing the recipe Bren! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2018
I made the recipe nearly as written and it was extremely easy to make for this newbie Instant Pot user! Overall great balance of flavors for the cacciatore and the meat was tender and moist! There's no ingredient that overpowers another. I scaled the recipe to half but still used the 1/4 cup of wine just because I wanted to which worked out well since I had more browned bits on the bottom on one side of my IP. The little extra helped me to deglaze the pot. If you can t have wine you can use chicken broth/stock or water to deglaze the pot and this recipe will still come out great! I also used boneless skinless chicken thighs and used the same cook time as stated in the recipe (I have the LUX 60 and used the meat/stew option). Converted to Gluten Free using equal amount GF All Purpose Flour. Otherwise I pretty much made the recipe as stated. The chicken came out so moist and tender and the sauce was perfect for us! Next time I might include some diced bell pepper and mushrooms while sautéing the onion. Served with Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash from this site. Thank you for sharing the recipe Bren! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2018
Made in slow cooker and it turned out great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2021
Boneless skinless chicken breast substitute Read More
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