Chicken Cacciatore for the Instant Pot®

Chicken Cacciatore for the Instant Pot® 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®.


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

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 50 mins

    TOTAL : 5 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

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

  • 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.

Per Serving: 480 calories; protein 43g; carbohydrates 24.1g; fat 22.4g; cholesterol 138.6mg; sodium 1510.8mg.