Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

This classic Italian dish comes together faster than ever thanks to your Instant Pot. It's loaded with all of our favorites--chicken, sweet peppers, mushrooms, and noodles--but it pressure cooks in just 8 minutes!

Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
46 mins
6 cups + 4 cups pasta


  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 8 ounce pkg. cremini mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 1 28 ounce can stewed tomatoes, cut up (undrained)

  • 1 medium yellow or red sweet pepper, cut into bite-size strips

  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 4 cup hot cooked pasta

  • Snipped fresh Italian parsley


  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 tsp. of the salt and black pepper. In a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker use the sauté setting to brown chicken, half at a time, in 1 Tbsp. hot oil over medium-high heat. For a stove-top cooker, cook directly in the cooker. Remove chicken; drain off any fat. In the cooker heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, mushrooms, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt; cook 4 to 5 minutes or just until tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Remove cooker from heat; carefully add wine. Return to heat; simmer 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, sweet pepper, rosemary, crushed red pepper, and chicken to cooker. Lock lid in place. Set an electric cooker on high pressure to cook 8 minutes. For a stove-top cooker, bring up pressure over medium-high heat; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 8 minutes. Remove from heat. For both models, release pressure quickly. Open lid carefully.

  2. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

813 Calories
23g Fat
66g Carbs
80g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 813
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 320mg 107%
Sodium 1062mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 80g
Vitamin C 108.2mg 541%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 8.1mg 45%
Potassium 1674mg 36%
Folate, total 158.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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