Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

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Chicken Cacciatore over pasta.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 1 thigh and 1 drumstick


  • 4 drumstick with skin chicken drumsticks
  • 4 thigh with skin chicken thigh, bone-in
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 slice, thin onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste, canned
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, canned
  • 1 cup chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 4 tsp thyme, fresh
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup, whole green olives
  • 2 tbsp, drained Capers, canned
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp parsley, fresh


  • Turn the Instant Pot to Saute, and add the olive oil to the pot. Season chicken with salt and pepper and sear in the Instant Pot until golden brown. Remove and set on a plate.
  • Add onion and smashed garlic cloves to the Pot and saute until soft and translucent. Add tomato paste and stir for two minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, chicken broth, thyme, olives, and capers.
  • Return the chicken to the Instant Pot, lock the lid, and set the “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” setting for 25 minutes.
  • Release pressure manually, then remove the lid with care. Remove the chicken and set aside. Turn on the saute setting and simmer the sauce an additional 10 minutes, until the sauce reduced to about a pint. Add chopped parsley and lemon juice, then pour over chicken.
  • Serve over rice, pasta, or polenta.
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