This Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore is an easy version of the classic dish that is rich with tomato flavor. This healthy recipe is gluten-free and Whole30.

Classic Chicken Cacciatore cooked in the Instant Pot and served with rice.


  • Traditional cacciatore is simmered in the oven. Cooking in the Instant Pot means you don’t have to heat up the house.
  • You can have this from the fridge to the table in under 45 minutes.
  • The leftovers are just as delicious, if not better!

Recipe Steps

Step One

Set your Instant Pot to sauté. Add the oil, chicken, garlic, onion, oregano, and salt and sauté for 6 minutes, turning once.

Step Two

Add the wine, broth, bell peppers, mushrooms, and crushed tomatoes and stir to combine.

Ingredients for a flavorful weeknight chicken dinner that has rich flavor.

Step Three

Cook at high pressure for 12 minutes. Allow natural release for 10 minutes.

Step Four

After releasing the remaining pressure, stir in the vinegar and black pepper. Serve hot, with cooked rice, pasta, Palmini noodles, cauliflower rice, or mashed potatoes.

Note: rice and grain pastas are not Whole30-approved, so be sure to choose what works best for you.

Be sure to see the full printable recipe at the end of this post.

Sauteing the chicken in the instant pot for a few minutes helps to build flavor.

Top Tips

  • Don’t skip sautéing the chicken as this really helps to build flavor.
  • Use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pot when you add the wine to release the bits of flavor from the bottom.
  • If you prefer not to use wine, you can deglaze with a bit of chicken stock.
  • Serve this dish with rice or swap it for mashed potatoes, zucchini noodles, or even pasta.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.
Flavorful chicken cacciatore cooked in the Instant Pot.

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Here is the printable recipe:


Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

instant pot chicken cacciatore with tomatoes

This Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore is an easy version of the classic dish that is rich with tomato flavor. This recipe is gluten-free and Whole30. 

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 42 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 breasts)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup white wine*
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can crushed or chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Select Sauté on your Instant Pot and add the oil to the inner pot. Once hot, add the chicken, garlic, onion, oregano, and salt and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn the chicken once and sauté for 3 minutes more, so both sides start to brown. 
  2. Press Cancel and pour the wine into the pot. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pot. Add the broth, bell peppers, mushrooms, and crushed tomatoes and stir to combine.
  3. Lock the lid into place. Select Pressure Cook or Manual, and adjust the pressure to high for 12 minutes. Make sure the valve is in the sealed position. 
  4. After the cooking time is complete, naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
  5. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in the black pepper and vinegar.
  6. Serve immediately, or place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.


*For Whole30, leave out the wine and use all chicken broth instead. 

Serve this dish over your favorite side dish, including rice (not Whole30), cauliflower rice, mashed potatoes, pasta (not Whole30), or zucchini noodles.

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