Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Do you love easy recipes? I love easy recipes.

That’s why chicken cacciatore is here for you, and you, and you, AND YOU!

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore in a bowl with pasta.
This recipe is sponsored by ALDI

Chicken cacciatore is braised Italian chicken in saucy pasta-friendly form, and the best thing about it for me right now is that it is bright, acidic and punchy (major caper action). Hello, YES.

But it’s also rich and savory (thanks, mushrooms), luscious and silky (olive oil and butter combo at work), and all-around just really satisfying over a pile of silky lemon-buttered capellini noodles.

ALDI ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore.

Many, most, almost all of our ingredients here are not only wholesome, but also organic (!!) and affordable (!!) because this nice little haul came straight from ALDI.

Favorite ALDI finds for this recipe:

  • Simply Nature Organic Chicken Breasts (thighs are also good)
  • Simply Nature Organic Diced Tomatoes
  • Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Simply Nature Organic Chicken Broth
  • And lots of produce like mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers

Guess how easy this recipe is?

You just put everything in the Instant Pot and let it go.

Chicken Cacciatore in an Instant Pot.

This is kinda a “gourmet” Instant Pot recipe, where you sauté the chicken and veggies first, and it is very delicious. But if it’s just been one of those days and you need to throw it all in and sit down for three seconds, this recipe is SO here for you. Just omit the flour and sautéing and pull up your Netflix queue.

Boil up some pasta and throw it all together. Voila! Chicken cacciatore is yours for the taking.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore in a bowl with pasta.

Easy, nutritious, colorful and comforting. Is there really anything better?

Noodles with a sauce and veggies.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore! Braised Italian chicken in saucy pasta-friendly form that is bright, acidic, rich, and savory. Just put everything in the Instant Pot and let it go!


Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore:

  • 2 tablespoons Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Flour and salt (for chicken)
  • 11.5 pounds Simply Nature Organic Chicken Breasts or chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or Simply Nature Organic Chicken Broth
  • 1 28 ounce can Simply Nature Organic Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Finish with:

  • 4 ounces capers, rinsed and drained (okay I like capers a lot so sometimes I add two jars – whoops)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • parsley, lemon and Parmesan for serving (optional)
  • capellini for serving 


  1. Dredge the chicken in flour and a pinch of salt. Turn on the sauté function on the Instant Pot. Add oil, and sauté the chicken for a few minutes on each side. Remove and set aside (it’s okay if they’re not cooked all the way).
  2. Add onion, mushrooms and garlic. Sauté until softened. Add wine and let it sizzle out. 
  3. Add chicken and all other ingredients to Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Release the pressure. 
  4. Shred the chicken. Stir in the capers, butter, parsley and lemon.
  5. Serve with angel hair pasta (for a little extra zazz, toss it with lemon juice and butter). Top the whole thing with more parsley and Parmesan. You did it!


Chicken: I prefer chicken thighs, but chicken breasts also work really well. 

Freezing: You can freeze this before or after cooking. If cooking from frozen (raw), you’ll need to cook it for an additional 10-or-so minutes depending on the size of your chicken pieces.

Capellini: If you are doing Sugar Free January and trying to avoid refined grains, you could serve this with whole wheat spaghetti or zucchini noodles instead. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: chicken cacciatore, instant pot, chicken dinner, pasta dinner, chicken pasta

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