Yield: 8 servings

Chicken Cacciatore

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes

Hearty Chicken Cacciatore Recipe made in the Instant Pot for an easy weeknight dinner. Packed with flavor from tomatoes, mushrooms, chicken, and herbs!


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 can (28 ounce) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 8 ounce sliced mushrooms (any variety)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped


  1. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to the instant pot and select "SAUTE." Add the boneless chicken thighs to the pot and cook for about 2 minutes per side.
  2. To deglaze the pot, add the can of crushed tomatoes to the instant pot and using a wooden spoon scrape the bits of chicken from the bottom of the pan.
  3. Add onion, green pepper, mushrooms, salt, pepper, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and Italian seasoning to the instant pot.
  4. Secure the lid and turn the pressure valve to SEALING.
  5. Select "HIGH PRESSURE" and a cook time of 12 minutes.
  6. Allow to naturally release pressure for ten minutes, then do a quick release.
  7. Open the lid of the Instant Pot and stir. 
  8. Add chopped parsley and basil and serve over noodles. ENJOY.


  • This recipe was made using a 6qt Instant Pot. Prep time does not include time it takes to come to pressure (about 12 minutes).
  • I prefer using boneless skinless chicken thighs, but you can use chicken breasts without changing the cook time. I find the thighs have more flavor and moisture.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can use the saute feature and make a slurry of cornstarch and water to thicken when the cook time ends. 
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 361mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 29g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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