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instant pot chicken cacciatore served over zucchini noodles

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore


This low-carb version of Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore is a classic and comforting dish rich in tomato flavor. Make this easy recipe in 35 minutes with very little effort. Serve it with zucchini noodles for a keto-friendly, paleo, and Whole30 dinner.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken cutlets, cut into large chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup red wine (leave out and replace with extra chicken broth for Whole30)
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can crushed or chopped tomatoes, with the juices
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 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, salt, and pepper, and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  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, crushed tomatoes, and tomato paste, and stir to combine.
  3. Lock the lid into place. Select Pressure Cook or Manual, and adjust the pressure to high for 8 minutes. Make sure the valve is in the sealed position. 
  4. After the cooking time is complete, naturally release the pressure for 5 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
  5. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in the vinegar.
  6. Serve immediately, over your choice of noodles, rice, or potatoes.


  1. For Whole30, leave out the wine and use all chicken broth instead. 
  2. Don’t skip sautéing the chicken as this really helps to build flavor.
  3. Substitute the dried oregano with Italian seasoning, if you prefer.
  4. You can use chicken breasts or boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
  5. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. Reheat before serving.
  6. For low-carb, serve the cooked chicken with veggie noodles, cauliflower rice, or cauliflower mash.
    • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    • Cook Time: 8 minutes
    • Category: Main dish
    • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
    • Cuisine: Italian

    Keywords: instant pot chicken dinner, instapot chicken, pressure cooker healthy