Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

This Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore is a traditionally slow-cooked recipe takes 1 hour of cooking in the traditional way.

But using the Instant Pot, we save time and keep the wonderful flavor!

Chicken strips with red and orange bell pepper cubes with red sauce on top

An intensely flavorful dump-and-go meal made in less than 5 minutes!

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What is Chicken Cacciatore?

Chicken Cacciatore is an Italian dish.

Cacciatore means “hunter-style”, which includes poultry, onions, tomatoes, vinegar or wine, and herbs.

This recipe results in an aromatic dinner that smells and tastes amazing.

Can I use anything else instead of chicken breast?

I prefer and recommend chicken breasts for this dish because they are more flavorful.

You can also use chicken thighs for a budget meal. In this case, cook for 10 minutes instead of 3.

How to serve

Here are some ideas for side dishes:

Yellow Rice

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Looking for more? Check out What to Serve With Chicken Cacciatore for 20 delicious ideas.


Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

How to store?

You can make extra and freeze to eat another day.

Place chicken in freezer bags and keep in the freezer until ready to eat.

How to reheat?

Reheated in the recipe by using “Saute” on the Instant Potor bake in the oven at 325 F for 15 minutes.

How to make

Gather the magical ingredients to make Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Add water to the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Now add the chicken breasts into the Pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Let's add spaghetti sauce to add flavor & taste.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Time to add the bell peppers!

Let's add previously chopped red bell peppers.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Now the previously chopped yellow bell peppers.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Add some chopped onions.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Now we'll add some spices as mentioned in the recipe to make it spicy and mix it all.

Now cover the pot and set it to Low Pressure for 3 minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Do a Quick Release.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Dish out & enjoy 🙂

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

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Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Want to try an Italian restaurant-quality dish for dinner tonight? Try this chicken Instant Pot cacciatore!
4.34 from 9 votes
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Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bell peppers, chicken breasts, Chicken Cacciatore
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • ½ cup water
  • 24 ounce spaghetti sauce
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless, cut into small pieces
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 3 bell peppers sliced
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt


  • Add water to the Instant Pot.
  • Add chicken breasts and place in one layer.
  • Add spaghetti sauce, bell peppers, onion, chili powder, garlic salt and stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on low pressure for 3 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 222kcal Carbohydrates: 11g Protein: 34g Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 96mg Sodium: 1163mg Potassium: 1075mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 8g Vitamin A: 2449IU Vitamin C: 86mg Calcium: 30mg Iron: 2mg


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