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Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
This delicious rich Italian dish gets a speed boost in the Instant Pot without compromising flavour. Don't forget the crusty bread... So tasty!
Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
  • 1 whole chicken chopped into 8 pieces (1.6 kg or 3.5 lbs)
  • 1 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion , diced
  • 3 cloves garlic , diced
  • 1 green bell pepper , seeded and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper , seeded and chopped
  • 1 can (796 ml or 27 fl oz) whole peeled tomatoes , roughly broken apart with a fork
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp drained capers
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup black olives
  • 2 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley , roughly chopped
  1. Season the chicken pieces with the salt and pepper.
  2. Dredge the chicken in the flour to lightly coat all the pieces.

  3. Heat the Instant Pot on the Sauté setting.

  4. Once the pot reaches the sautéing temperature, pour about 1 tbsp of the olive oil in the pot.

  5. Brown one batch of chicken pieces (4 pieces), and set aside.

  6. Add 1 more tbsp of olive oil and brown the next batch. Set aside.

  7. Pour in the remaining olive oil and add the onions, garlic and bell peppers.

  8. Sauté for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onions start to soften.

  9. Add the wine and stir/scrape to deglaze the pot.

  10. Place the chicken pieces back in the pot.

  11. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, capers and pepper flakes.

  12. Close the lid.

  13. Close the steam valve (sealing) and press the Poultry button (15 minutes).

  14. At this point, the Instant Pot will take roughly 12 minutes to build pressure and then cook 15 minutes.

  15. Once the Instant Pot beeps, use the quick pressure release to let out the steam in about one minute.

  16. Once the float valve drops (the steam is completely released), open the lid.

  17. Add the black olives, basil and parsley, and give the pot a light stir.

  18. Press the Keep Warm/Cancel button and serve the chicken with rice or pasta. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  • I used the Instant Pot Duo 6 Quart.
  • In this recipe, the cooking time includes the time it takes the Instant Pot to reach high pressure.