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Chicken Cacciatore over pasta.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken cacciatore, dairy free, gluten-free, instant pot
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 1 thigh and 1 drumstick
Calories 657kcal


  • 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 teaspoons thyme, fresh
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  • 2 tablespoons Capers, canned drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons 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.


Calories: 657kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 287mg | Sodium: 1263mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g