Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 290kcal


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 14 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 2 ounces kalamata olives pitted and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper

Optional for serving:


  • Slice each chicken breast horizontally in half to make it thinner. Pat dry with paper towels. Generously season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Select the saute mode on the pressure cooker for medium heat. Add olive oil to coat the bottom of the pot. When the display reads HOT, add half of the chicken breast pieces to the pot in a single layer. Saute for a few minutes, flip, repeat for the other side, and transfer to a plate. Repeat for the remaining chicken pieces.
  • Add more oil if the pot is too dry. Add onions, peppers, and garlic. Saute for a few minutes to soften, stirring occasionally. Turn off the saute mode.
  • Add 1/4 cup water, briefly scraping up any brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pot. Return the chicken to the pot, snugly arranging them on top of the vegetables.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, olives, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon salt on top of the chicken pieces. Secure and seal the lid. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes, followed by a manual pressure release.
  • Uncover and turn on the saute mode. Boil until the sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent anything from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Turn off the saute mode.
  • Serve while hot, optionally over zucchini noodles and topped with parmesan cheese.


This recipe yields 6 g net carbs per serving. Nutrition info doesn't include serving ingredients.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 290  
Total Fat 8g 12%
   Saturated Fat 1g 4%
   Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 790mg 23%
Total Carb 11.5g 4%
   Dietary Fiber 5.5g 22%
   Sugars 2g  
Protein 40g  
Vitamin A 33% · Vitamin C 82% · Calcium 6% · Iron 15%