another view of the Instant pot chicken cacciatore on some pasta

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

This quick and easy chicken recipe is so delicious, it will taste like you slaved over it for hours!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken cacciatore, easy chicken dish, instant pot chicken, instant pot chicken cacciatore
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 7 servings
Calories 243 kcal
Author Elaine Benoit


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 7 chicken thighs (skin and bone in)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped in chunks)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper (chopped in chunks)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (chopped in chunks)
  • 10 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons oregano (dried)
  • 2 teaspoons basil (dried)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 teaspoons garlic paste (or 3 cloves of garlic, crushed)


  1. Heat a sauté pan on medium. Once that heats up, add 1 tablespoon oil and after that heats up, add chicken skin side down. (You may have to do this in two batches). Sauté for 3 minutes, flip and cook for an additional minute. Remove chicken and set aside

  2. Plug the IP in and press the sauté button. After it has heated up, add one tablespoon of oil and add the onion and red and green peppers. Sauté for 3 minutes

  3. Add mushroom, salt and pepper and sauté for 1 minute

  4. Add chicken, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, sherry, oregano, basil, bay leaf and garlic paste

  5. Seal the IP, make sure the venting knob is set to sealed and push the pressure cook button and set the timer to 13 minutes.  It will take an additional 10 - 15 minutes for the pressure to build until the timer starts to count down.

  6. Once the pressure cooker beeps that it is done, either let the IP release pressure naturally or put on an oven mitt and carefully release the pressure, by tapping the knob over and over for a quick release.

  7. Transfer the chicken and gravy over to a serving dish or serve out of IP

  8. Ladle some chicken cacciatore over some pasta or rice along with some vegetable

  9. Serve

  10. Enjoy

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 710mg31%
Potassium 872mg25%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 876IU18%
Vitamin C 51mg62%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.