Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe | Large Family Meals

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Have you ever tried something so delicious, you couldn’t wait to make it again? That is where this Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe comes in. It’s yummy and your whole family will love it. Plus it’s simple to make using your Instant Pot. Let’s get started making this delicious recipe for your large family!

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Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

You may be wondering what Chicken Cacciatore is. That’s simple! This type of meal translates into being a hunter-style’ meal. Usually, these types of meals have meat and many vegetables in them! You can feed a large family with this meal, no problem.

Ingredients for Instant PotChicken Cacciatore

When you are first putting this chicken together, you may be wondering what is in it. Honestly, this recipe isn’t hard at all. Using some basic ingredients you already have in your kitchen, you’ll be able to make this.

Skinless chicken thighs – One of the most budget-friendly recipes you could ever make is chicken Cacciatore because the chicken is so inexpensive.

Italian seasoning – One amazing ingredient in this recipe is Italian seasoning, it helps bring so much flavor in this dish.

Red wine vinegar – You may not even know that red wine vinegar is made from wine, but it is. In fact, it’s used in heartier meals like this one to help give it flavor.

Crushed tomatoes – Yum! One of my favorites in any dish I make is crushed tomatoes. You’ll love the flavor.

Chicken stock – To help make the chicken nice and moist and flavorful, you’re going to use chicken stock! You can also make your own chicken stock.

This isn’t an extensive list of all the ingredients but it is a start. I have all of the ingredients and how to make it below in the the recipe card.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

What to Serve with Chicken Cacciatore?

Are you looking for something amazing to serve with this dish? You know you can never go wrong serving a huge salad with this Chicken Cacciatore? Also, you can serve roasted veggies! This will help fill up your crew even more and make their tummies even happier.

How to Store This Chicken Cacciatore

After you’ve spent the time making this dish, you’ll want to make sure that it is stored well. You can store it in the fridge for around 3 days. If you plan on keeping it in the fridge longer, then don’t be shy about freezing it. When you freeze it, you can unthaw and eat it whenever you’d like. You can freeze it in individual dishes to help make eating leftovers even easier.

How to Freeze This Instant Pot Meal

If you want to go the route of freezing this dish then you’ll need a freezer-friendly dish. Once you have the dish that you can put in the freezer, add this meal to it and place it in the freezer. Always make sure you allow the temperature of the dish to become cool before you freeze it.

I am convinced your family will love Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore. If you’ve never made it before, give it a try. Do you plan on giving this meal a try? I’d love to know what you think about it.

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Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore


Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe | Large Family Meals

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot/ Slow Cooker


  • 4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 green bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced 


  1. Heat electric pressure cooker using the “saute” function until hot. In batches, add the olive oil to the pot and brown the chicken thighs on both sides. Keep chicken warm while all the chicken is browned.

  2. Remove the chicken from the pressure cooker and deglaze the bottom with chicken broth, scraping to remove any cooked on pieces. Add the chicken back to the pressure cooker.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, red wine vinegar, seasoning, salt, and garlic until blended.

  4. Top the chicken with the sauce and then vegetables. DO NOT STIR.

  5. Cover the electric pressure cooker with the lid and set the valve to sealing. Program to cook on “manual” or “pressure cook” for 8 minutes. Once the cook cycle is complete, use a quick release to relieve the pressure.

  6. Remove the lid and stir the chicken, vegetables, and sauce.

  7. Serve over noodles and topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


To cook in the slow cooker:


  1. Prepare slow cooker liner with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Place the chicken in the slow cooker. 

  3. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, red wine vinegar, seasoning, salt, and garlic until blended.

  4. Top the chicken with the sauce and then vegetables.

  5. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.

Keywords: Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

This tasty dish is so filling! You’re whole family is going to enjoy this one over and over.

This recipe is packed full of tasty goodness that your family will really enjoy! I love that its all one pot and cooks up fast in the Instant Pot.

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