Instant Pot Chicken/Vegetarian Cacciatore

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken, Level 1, Vegetarian
Servings: 4


  • Instapot


  • 4 chicken breasts Tenderized, or substitute 2 cups of fresh spinach or kale lightly chopped.
  • ½ tsp Himalayan pink sea salt
  • to taste ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp grape seed oil
  • 1 clove garlic Peeled and crushed.
  • 1 medium yellow onion Diced.
  • 1 red bell pepper Diced.
  • 1 green bell pepper Diced.
  • 8 oz organic crushed tomatoes (no sugar added)
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp fresh basil or parsley Chopped.
  • 2 to 3 zucchini Spiralized for "noodles"


  • Season chicken with salt & pepper.
  • Using saute' setting on the Instant Pot, add 1 tsp grape seed oil and brown chicken on both sides. Remove.
  • Add grape seed oil to the pot and saute' garlic, onions and peppers until soft and brown, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add chicken back into the pot and pour in tomatoes. Add oregano, basil, bay leaf and stir.
  • Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes, natural release.
  • Serve over zucchini "noodles" topped with with fresh basil or parsley.


I love any meal that is easy, healthy and adds flavor to my family’s dinner time bringing them racing to the table.  With busy schedules, I need all the help I can get and this is a great meal to throw together or make ahead on the weekend and reheat.  You can also double it and freeze the other 1/2 to put in smaller lunch sized containers creating re-heatable lunches.  And best of all…1 pot clean-up!
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  1. Denise Baer

    4 stars
    My entire family thought this was really good.

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