clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Noodles with a sauce and veggies.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore! Braised Italian chicken in saucy pasta-friendly form that is bright, acidic, rich, and savory. Just put everything in the Instant Pot and let it go!


Units Scale

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore:

  • 2 tablespoons Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Flour and salt (for chicken)
  • 11.5 pounds Simply Nature Organic Chicken Breasts or chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or Simply Nature Organic Chicken Broth
  • one 28 ounce can Simply Nature Organic Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Finish with:

  • 4 ounces capers, rinsed and drained (okay I like capers a lot so sometimes I add two jars – whoops)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • parsley, lemon and Parmesan for serving (optional)
  • capellini for serving


  1. Dredge the chicken in flour and a pinch of salt. Turn on the sauté function on the Instant Pot. Add oil, and sauté the chicken for a few minutes on each side. Remove and set aside (it’s okay if they’re not cooked all the way).
  2. Add onion, mushrooms and garlic. Sauté until softened. Add wine and let it sizzle out. 
  3. Add chicken and all other ingredients to Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Release the pressure. 
  4. Shred the chicken. Stir in the capers, butter, parsley and lemon.
  5. Serve with angel hair pasta (for a little extra zazz, toss it with lemon juice and butter). Top the whole thing with more parsley and Parmesan. You did it!


Chicken: I prefer chicken thighs, but chicken breasts also work really well. 

Freezing: You can freeze this before or after cooking. If cooking from frozen (raw), you’ll need to cook it for an additional 10-or-so minutes depending on the size of your chicken pieces.

Capellini: If you are doing Sugar Free January and trying to avoid refined grains, you could serve this with whole wheat spaghetti or zucchini noodles instead. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: chicken cacciatore, instant pot, chicken dinner, pasta dinner, chicken pasta