With the crisp weather coming, my family looks forward to comfort food. One of our favorites is this Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore recipe. It’s easy, uses whole foods that satisfy and warm the soul. I love that it is an easy recipe, filled with color and texture.
You can use chicken breasts, or boneless, skinless chicken. I, however, think the skin adds more depth to the flavor. I have even made this with turkey and it came out delicious.
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Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe Ingredients
4 tablespoons butter
1 pound chicken legs (bone in, skin-on is my preference)
½ pound boneless chicken thighs
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ onion, minced
½ red bell pepper, finely diced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 cup chicken broth or water
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, rough chopped
Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe Directions:
Season chicken parts with salt and pepper.
Use the saute setting on the Instant Pot to brown the chicken with 2 Tbsp of the butter until the chicken until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.
Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, onions, and peppers and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until the onion becomes translucent. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and stir until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the capers and diced tomatoes.
Add the mushrooms and continue to cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and stir until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the capers and diced tomatoes.
Add the garlic and stir until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the capers and diced tomatoes.
Add the capers and diced tomatoes.
RETURN the chicken to the pot and cover everything with the chicken broth or water.
Close the lid.
Allow Natural Pressure Release for 10-minutes.
GARNISH with the chopped basil and serve.
Make 4 servings
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