Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore (Whole30, Paleo)

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore (Whole30, Paleo) - a delicious and hearty meal, full of tender chicken, bell peppers, and a rich sauce. Made super easy in the Instant Pot for a fast family meal on the table in under 20 minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore (Whole30, Paleo) – a delicious and hearty meal, full of tender chicken, bell peppers, and a rich sauce.  Made super easy in the Instant Pot for a fast family meal on the table in under 20 minutes.

It’s Instant Pot Monday!  Welcome to my weekly series of fast, family friendly, clean eating Instant Pot meals!  Monday can be a challenging day for many so I’m here with a little bit of relief in the form of simple meals made super fast in the Instant Pot.  This week is Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore!

We all know Mondays can be hectic and stressful – getting back into the routine, feeling sluggish, and just generally “off your game.” I know the feeling…  and I’ve developed a couple of tricks to avoid the Monday blues.  First is to Meal Prep on the weekend.  Having several breakfast/lunch/snack items prepared and ready to grab is a sanity saver for sure!  Second is to develop a Meal Plan for the week, keeping in mind the days of the week that are typically more busy and stressful.  For me, that means keeping my Monday meal plan quick, easy, and something the whole family will enjoy.

To keep it fast and easy, I always turn to my Instant Pot.  It’s like a slow cooker in the “dump it and forget it” sense, but so fast!  And everything comes out perfectly cooked.  One of my favorite things to make in the Instant Pot is “braised” meats.   Braised usually refers to cooking cuts of meat in a liquid or sauce very slowly, resulting in a super tender dish.   Sounds wonderful, but I have no time for that!  Instead, I use the Instant Pot and get similar results with amazing flavor!

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This Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore is a perfect example of this cooking process – the chicken becomes super tender, while the sauce develops a rich, hearty flavor.  Served over pasta, spaghetti squash, or rice, it’s a comforting meal that the whole family will love.

The only prep involves cutting your meat, peppers and onions.  While the Instant Pot does its work, whip up some pasta, rice, or side salad and dinner is done.  I hope you’ll check back next Monday to see what I’m cooking in the Instant Pot!  Let’s keep the stress out of Mondays!

 

 

Instant pot chicken cacciatore is a family friendly meal ready in under 20 minutes.

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Instant Pot Chicken cacciatore

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Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore (Whole30, Paleo) - a delicious and hearty meal, full of tender chicken, bell peppers, and a rich sauce. Made super easy in the Instant Pot for a fast family meal on the table in under 20 minutes.
Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore (Whole30, Paleo)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore (Whole30, Paleo) - a delicious and hearty meal, full of tender chicken, bell peppers, and a rich sauce. Made super easy in the Instant Pot for a fast family meal on the table in under 20 minutes.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 199 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1.5 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into large chunks chicken breast would work too
  • 2 bell peppers, cut into strips (I used one green and one red)
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon homemade italian seasoning (or store bought) see recipe below
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Remove excess fat from chicken thighs and cut into large chunks.

  2. Place crushed tomatoes, garlic, italian seasoning, and salt into the Instant Pot.  Stir to combine.

  3. Add peppers, onion, and chicken to the pot.  Stir.

  4. Seal lid and set Manual setting for 10 minutes.  When cycle is complete, allow natural release of pressure.

  5. Serve over rice, spaghetti squash, or pasta.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore (Whole30, Paleo)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 711mg 30%
Potassium 513mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 37.9%
Vitamin C 95.1%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 8.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Stacey Kohl
    March 6, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Loved this recipe and added the link to it on my blog. http://www.getskinnywiththeglitterqueen.com

    • Reply
      Nikki
      March 7, 2018 at 9:01 am

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing it!

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