Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore
April 23, 2022
Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore (Recipe)
6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
salt and black pepper to taste
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (I use Kasandrinos)
4 cloves garlic , minced
½ medium white onion , chopped
1/4 cup diced red bell peppers
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 28 oz canned diced tomatoes drained
6 oz tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
4 Kalamata olives , optional
½ cup chopped kale , stems removed
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley plus more for serving
Fresh basil leaves for garnish , optional
Season chicken with salt and black pepper. Heat olive oil in the Instant Pot and press the SAUTE button.
Sear the chicken until you get a nice brown caramel coating. You may have to work in batches, depending on the size of your Instant Pot. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
Add the inner pot back to the pressure cooker and add more oil, if needed. Saute the garlic, onion, bell peppers, carrots, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, dried basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme and salt and black pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
Add the chicken back to the pot. Press CANCEL then cover with lid. Turn the valve to SEALING and press PRESSURE COOK HIGH (OR MANUAL - for older models).
Set the timer to 10 minutes. Once the Instant Pot comes to pressure and cooks for 10 minutes, do a QUICK RELEASE. Open the lid carefully and stir in the olives and kale.
OPTIONAL STEP: If you prefer a thicker stew, witch to SAUTE mode and stir in an arrow root starch slurry (or use xanthan gum for low carb) and cook for about 2-3 minutes until the stew bubbles and thickens up.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley, basil leaves and taste and season with additional salt or black pepper, as needed.
Servings : 6
Ready in : 20 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Instant Pot
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